Definition of on the house in English:

on the house

phrase

  • (of a drink or meal in a bar or restaurant) at the management's expense; free.

    ‘our first rounds always came on the house’
    • ‘The Cretans almost always give you a drink on the house at the start or end of a meal.’
    • ‘Lunch and refreshments will also be on the house, on both days of the festival.’
    • ‘As a peace offering, Rewpert told Gordon to bring over a couple of drinks on the house.’
    • ‘I then informed her that as she was so nice, and this was her first visit to this bar, her drink was on the house.’
    • ‘As we were about to pay up and leave, the barman brought us a last round on the house.’
    • ‘We are invited by the hotel to a special, celebratory buffet - on the house.’
    • ‘Ramsay told Hatton he was welcome any time to a meal on the house at his place in London.’
    • ‘I'm guessing he didn't spend it on handguns or blasting caps, maybe just a few drinks on the house.’
    • ‘It's the landlord's last night, so the final rounds of drinks are on the house.’
    • ‘During the meal, the chef may send out one or two little taste treats for diners to enjoy on the house.’
    free, free of charge, without payment, without charge, at no cost, for nothing, gratis
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