What would you like to drink?


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What are you drinking?

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 drinking?" B: "Oh, no thank you. I'll sort myself out in a bit." The first round is on me—what are you drinking?
See also: what
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What would you like to drink?

an offer to prepare or serve a drink. Bill: Come in and sit down. What would you like to drink? Andy: Nothing, thanks. I just need to relax a moment. Waiter: What would you like to drink? Alice: Do you have any grape soda? Waiter: I'll bring you some ginger ale, if that's all right. Alice: Well, okay. I guess.
See also: like, what
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