One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A machine used in places of business for regulating money transactions with customers. It typically has a compartmental drawer for cash, and it totals, displays, and records the amount of each sale.
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- ‘He searched staff lockers before attempting to steal a large quantity of money from an open cash register.’
- ‘As she took Joni's money to the cash register, she smiled at Sean over Joni's shoulders.’
- ‘Then she pointed at the total that was blinking on the cash register.’
- ‘I opened the cash register and put the twenty in, taking out the correct change.’
- ‘I head to the cash register to pay for my cookies which I had, in fact, intended to buy.’
- ‘You're more likely to end up with dust on the countertops than money in the cash register.’
- ‘The clerk gave him the money from the cash register when she came back in.’
- ‘He preferred to work out front, at the cash register, rather than back in the hot, sweaty kitchen.’
- ‘Between us, we have eleven packages of brownies when we reach Margot and the cash register.’
- ‘There was a time when the only type of register to be found in a supermarket was the cash register that held the money at the checkout.’
- ‘I happened to see it sitting on a shelf, complete with my special order form, so I picked it up and took it to the cash register.’
- ‘A female staff member was about to enter the office with a tray of money from a cash register when a man approached her from behind.’
- ‘We made our way to the cash register and paid for them with our own, hard-earned money.’
- ‘I walked quickly back to the counter and pulled out a piece of paper and pen from a drawer below the cash register.’
- ‘They walked past piles of books and to his desk where there was an old cash register and small lamp.’
- ‘The skinny one put the CDs down on top of the counter and began tapping at the cash register.’
- ‘They were six deep at the cash register; two people hunched over every display in the store.’
- ‘He put the soft, heavy packages on the counter while O'Malley punched the keys of the cash register.’
- ‘There is a reason why certain products are put near the cash register.’
- ‘Reaching slowly for her wallet, as she looked at the total on the cash register.’
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