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tote up

To tally or add up some numbers, especially in relation to the cost of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "tote" and "up." Tote up the various expenses you have during your trip and submit a request for reimbursement from payroll. I nearly fainted when the waiter toted up the bill and told us we owed over $300 for the meal. Let's just tote it all up and divide the cost equally between everyone here.
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tote something up

to add something up. The clerk toted the bill up and asked for an enormous sum. Tote up your expense report quickly and submit it to accounts payable.
See also: tote, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. n. someone who abstains from alcohol. (From total abstainer.) I’m not a tote, but I do have a limit—rather low by your standards. Have a drink, or are you still a tote?
2. n. a small portion of cannabis. (Drugs.) The cops found a tote when they tossed Bart, but that was all.
3. n. a small pipe for smoking cannabis. (Drugs.) Her father found a tote in her room and really hit the ceiling.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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