belly up to the bar

belly up to the bar

To walk up to something (not necessarily an actual bar). Come on, just belly up to the bar! Push through that crowd in the lobby so we can get to the check-in desk today!
See also: bar, belly, up
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A few examples are belly up to the bar versus go belly up, get through to someone versus get through with someone, listen in on something versus listen to something, step by step versus step for step, and water hole versus watering hole.
BELLY UP TO THE BAR: DINING WITH NEW YORK CITY'S CELEBRITY CHEFS WITHOUT RESERVATIONS lists celebrated New York restaurants, hours, and gives a page or so of detailed description on the author's experiences getting into the best restaurants Manhattan can offer--without the notoriously long waits.
"Belly Up to the Bar: Dining with New York City's Celebrity Chefs Without Reservation(s)" is what it says it is--a guide to fine dining in the Big Apple without needing months of preparation time.
BELLY UP TO THE BAR: DINING WITH NEW YORK CITY'S CELEBRITY CHEFS WITHOUT RESERVATIONS is a guide to getting into the best Manhattan restaurants without reservations, and is a pick for any collection strong in New York travel guides.