compliments of the house

compliments of the house

cliché Said of that which is offered for free by the merchant or establishment. A: "Excuse me, but I didn't order this champagne." B: "Compliments of the house, miss." As a token of congratulations on your wedding day, we at the Kensington Hotel would like to offer a free round of drinks for you and all your guests, compliments of the house!
See also: compliment, house, of
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