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go Dutch

To divide a check or bill so that each person contributes to it. You don't have to treat me to dinner—let's go Dutch.
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go Dutch

[for each person in a pair or a group] to pay for himself or herself. I don't want you to pay for my ticket. Let's go Dutch. Is it still considered a date if you go Dutch?
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go Dutch

see under Dutch treat.
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go Dutch

BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If two or more people go Dutch, they share the cost of the bill for something such as a meal or an evening out. We went Dutch on a cheap Chinese in Shaftesbury Avenue. Many women are happy to go Dutch with a new boyfriend on the first date. Note: You can also say that you have a Dutch treat. He wanted to pay the bill, but I objected and we settled on a Dutch treat.
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go Dutch

share the cost of something equally.
An outing or entertainment paid for in this way is a Dutch treat and sharing the cost of a meal in a restaurant is eating Dutch .
1993 Vanity Fair He insists on buying his own tickets, ‘going Dutch’, as he puts it.
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go ˈDutch (with somebody)

(informal) share the cost of a meal, etc. equally with somebody else: She always insists on going Dutch when they go out together.
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go Dutch

in. [for two people] to split the cost of something, such as a meal. (see also Dutch treat.) How about dinner tonight? We’ll go Dutch, okay?
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go Dutch

To pay one's own expenses on a date or outing.
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DUNFERMLINE manager Jimmy Calderwood is planning to go Dutch in his attempt to bring success to East End Park.
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Rangers, already doomed to finish the season without a trophy, will go Dutch in a bid to end Celtic's dominance.
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A false-run second qualifier played into the paws of Foster's powerful Go Dutch (2-1), who forged ahead on the run-in to account for kennelmate Selby Ben by half a length in 31.08sec.
JOHN Gregory plans to go Dutch and lure Arsenal's Dennis Bergkamp to Villa Park following the collapse of his bid to sign Colombian international Juan Pablo Angel.
NEWCASTLE are set to go Dutch for two new defenders by swooping for left-back Erik Pieters and centre-back Douglas.
The others could never strike a telling blow, with Go Dutch staying on from off the pace to finish third.
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HEARTS are to go Dutch in the summer as they prepare for their assault on the top of the SPL next season.