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get (something) on tick
To purchase something on credit. "Tick" is short for "ticket," a note showing one's debt (now an uncommon practice). Primarily heard in UK. I've already spent so much on this trip that I had to get some last-minute purchases on tick. If you need groceries and won't be paid for another week, just get them on tick.