What are you having?

What are you having?

What would you like to drink? Used as an offer to buy that drink for the other person. A: "Hey, I haven't seen you around this bar before. What are you having?" B: "Oh, no thank you. I'll sort myself out in a bit." The first round is on me—what are you having?
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What are you having?

Fig. What food or drink are you planning to order? (Either part of a conversation or a request from food service personnel. In a restaurant, sometimes the host or hostess will signal to a guest to order first by saying this. Sometimes a guest will ask this of a host or hostess to determine the price range that is appropriate.) Waiter: Would you care to order now? Tom: What are you having? Mary: You order. I haven't made up my mind. Waiter: May I help you? Tom: What are you having, Pop? Father: I'll have the roast chicken, I think, with fries. Tom: I'll have the same.
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