One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Share the cost of something, especially a meal, equally.
split, divide, go halves in, go halves withView synonyms
- ‘She makes up for it by insisting on going Dutch on less formal occasions and making us dinner at her place fairly often.’
- ‘The net result, Germany, which was sailing with a 1-lead, had to accept the rival's credo: go Dutch!’
- ‘In effect, it would amount to going Dutch in a month.’
- ‘I mean, if you ever date one, go Dutch, or you'll be spending the rest of your life working off the debt.’
- ‘I've resolved that this government should go Dutch.’
- ‘Logically the following may be a good idea: a female job-loser and a male manager dine together and then they go Dutch.’
- ‘I'll pay for it, or we'll go Dutch, if that offends your sensitivities.’
- ‘Will Tottenham go Dutch with their summer transfer targets?’
- ‘Then again, he's probably terrified this will encourage other nice restaurants to adopt this practice, which means the end of going Dutch on dates.’
- ‘And more to the point, I'm very strict about going Dutch, so that's even more money.’
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