buy a round

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buy a/the round (of drinks)

To buy drinks, especially alcoholic ones, for each person in a group. "Next" is commonly used before "the round." If your new friend is buying us a round of drinks, then I like him already! OK, who's buying the next round?
See also: buy, round
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

buy a round (of drinks)

 and buy the next round (of drinks)
to buy a drink for each person present, with the expectation that one or more of those persons will later do likewise. Which one of you guys is going to buy the next round?
See also: buy, round
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Not only that, but you are accused of being a cheapskate just because you didn't buy the next round at the pub.
In the poll of 2,000 people, others owned up to claiming to have forgotten their wallet, letting everyone else into the pub first so they get to the bar ahead of them and drinking slowly so someone else gets up to buy the next round.
"So a second way they can save money, they think, is 'Let's just not buy the next round of innovation'.
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Midshipman 3rd Class Stephen Honan isn't offering to buy the next round. He is far too busy for that.
Spoof was originally a pub game, traditionally used to decide who would buy the next round of drinks.
Emmerson notes that the twist off caps reveal the classic American game "Rock, Paper, Scissors" to help consumers resolve pressing concerns--like who will buy the next round.
Speaking before yesterday's announcement, Fijian Rugby Union chief executive Pio Bosco Tikoisuva said: 'People talk about it as a charity match, a whip-round in the pub to help buy the next round. It is not.
Actually it will be Price's turn to buy the next round. But the avid Forest fan won't worry about such trivialities.
Modern-day usage: Some communicators and gurus still use it, though -- "Hey, Mort, why don't you shift the paradigm around a little and buy the next round?" So if you're at an IABC function, and someone walks up to you and asks "Hey, buddy, let's shift a paradigm." you'll figure he's offering to buy you a drink.
Though I'm demented by folk fighting to buy the next round, when it's obvious everyone's had enough.
Indeed, such is the band's interest in talking to our brothers from a different universe, much of this, particularly First Memorable Conversation with a Chimera, sounds like two Smash aliens squabbling over who's going to buy the next round of space booze.
The men who had been drinking for at least four hours, had been arguing over who would buy the next round.
For just one glance at the new barmaid, played by Kim Medcalf, in her short skirt and stiletto heels is enough to have the guys battling to buy the next round.
I suppose it helps pay the rent - or buy the next round.