on (one's) slate

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on (one's) slate

1. Still to come; on one's future schedule. This victory should give a much-needed boost to the team's morale, as they have three more crucial games on their slate.
2. old-fashioned On one's line of credit (as opposed to being paid for upfront). A slate was formerly a stone tablet on which a customer's bill was tallied and then wiped clean once the debt was paid. Primarily heard in UK. Go around to Tom Buchanan's shop and get these fixings for supper. Tell him to just put it on my slate.
See also: on, slate
References in classic literature ?
After that day, a day rarely passed without her drawing the hammer on her slate, and without Orlick's slouching in and standing doggedly before her, as if he knew no more than I did what to make of it.
Hester Dethridge wrote on her slate: "Miss Blanche."
Hester Dethridge, perfectly unmoved, wrote her justification on her slate, in two stiff sentences: "I had no orders not to answer.
But Ruby Gillis says she saw him writing something on her slate and when Prissy read it she blushed as red as a beet and giggled; and Ruby Gillis says she doesn't believe it had anything to do with the lesson."