charge on

charge (something) on (something)

1. To pay for something with a credit card. When you're traveling, just charge everything on your company credit card.
2. To increase the amount of money that someone or something owes, as when one is delinquent in paying the original bill. That bill is certainly past due, so charge a late fee on it.
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charge something on something

1. to put the cost of something on a credit card or credit account. I would like to charge this purchase on my credit card. What card do you want to charge it on?
2. to demand the payment of interest or a penalty on something. They charged an enormous amount of interest on the loan. The bank charged a penalty on the late payment.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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