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go Dutch

To divide a check or bill so that each person contributes to it. You don't have to treat me to dinner—let's go Dutch.
See also: Dutch, go
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go Dutch

[for each person in a pair or a group] to pay for himself or herself. I don't want you to pay for my ticket. Let's go Dutch. Is it still considered a date if you go Dutch?
See also: Dutch, go
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go Dutch

see under Dutch treat.
See also: Dutch, go
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

go Dutch

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If two or more people go Dutch, they share the cost of the bill for something such as a meal or an evening out. We went Dutch on a cheap Chinese in Shaftesbury Avenue. Many women are happy to go Dutch with a new boyfriend on the first date. Note: You can also say that you have a Dutch treat. He wanted to pay the bill, but I objected and we settled on a Dutch treat.
See also: Dutch, go
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

go Dutch

share the cost of something equally.
An outing or entertainment paid for in this way is a Dutch treat and sharing the cost of a meal in a restaurant is eating Dutch .
1993 Vanity Fair He insists on buying his own tickets, ‘going Dutch’, as he puts it.
See also: Dutch, go
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

go ˈDutch (with somebody)

(informal) share the cost of a meal, etc. equally with somebody else: She always insists on going Dutch when they go out together.
See also: Dutch, go
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

go Dutch

in. [for two people] to split the cost of something, such as a meal. (see also Dutch treat.) How about dinner tonight? We’ll go Dutch, okay?
See also: Dutch, go
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

go Dutch

To pay one's own expenses on a date or outing.
See also: Dutch, go
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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