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Dutch treat

A situation in which two people agree to split the cost of something or pay for their own share, usually a meal. Since Bob and Sue were just friends, neither ever objected to a Dutch treat when they went out to dinner.
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Dutch treat

a social occasion where one pays for oneself. (Viewed by some as insulting to the Dutch.) "It's nice of you to ask me out to dinner," she said, "but could we make it a Dutch treat?" The office outing is always a Dutch treat.
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Dutch treat

An outing or date in which each person pays his or her own expenses. For example, Her parents agreed that she might date if it were a Dutch treat. The related expression go Dutch means "to go on a date with each person paying their own way," as in Students often elect to go Dutch. The first term dates from about 1870, and the variant from the early 1900s.
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Dutch treat

A meal or entertainment in which the participants all pay their own way. It is an American term dating from the late nineteenth century and may be derived, one writer suggests, from the thrift observed in Dutch immigrants. However, there was an earlier term, Dutch feast, defined by Francis Grose (A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 1785) as an occasion when the host gets drunk before his guests (see also Dutch courage). A more recent version of Dutch treat is going Dutch, which has the identical meaning.
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We greatly appreciate the assistance we have received from the Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development throughout this process," said Scott Brookens, president of Dutch Treat Foods.
The Women's Open final was rescheduled due to a rare burst of inclement weather, but the fans arrived early and enjoyed a true "Dutch treat." Vandierendonck and Monique Kalkman, both from Holland, treated spectators to a three-hour marathon in which number-two seed Vandierendock outlasted number-one seed Kalkman, 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.
Every Tuesday from October through May, the National Arts Club in New York City's Gramercy Park neighborhood is overrun with writers, editors, publishers, artists and actors who gather for the weekly meeting of the Dutch Treat Club.
DUTCH TREAT...The Dutch mint has unveiled a new legal tender coin to mark the centennial of an unbroken reign of queens on the throne.
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And the IQ increase is not just a Dutch treat. Flynn, of the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand, collected data from investigators around the world whose work is largely unknown to one another.
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