wait (on) tables

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wait (on) tables

To serve food and drinks to patrons in a restaurant or similar establishment, as of a waiter or waitress. Until I got my first big TV role, I waited tables at a diner.
See also: table, wait

wait (on) tables

Fig. to serve food and tend diners, as at a restaurant. I waited on tables for years to pay my college tuition.
See also: table, wait

wait (on) ˈtables

(American English) work serving food to people in a restaurant: I wait on tables at a restaurant near my apartment.She worked her way through college waiting tables.
See also: table, wait
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The comedian, bestknown for his alter-ego as a Dublin matriarch, waited tables before he found fame and had an unfortunate run-in with the then-prime minister.
The pooch waited tables and sang in a cartoon called "Dizzy Dishes.
So, resigned to change my fate, I found a job waiting tables at a restaurant about a mile and a half from campus and waited tables for the next three years until graduation.
9 ( ANI ): A waitress at trendy Bushwick pizza place Roberta's waited tables in nude to celebrate her last shift at the restaurant on Friday night.
The job swap was all in the aid of charity as the South Wales Police chief waited tables as part of the Stars at your Service charity dinner in aid of George Thomas Hospice.
He also said that during the summers of his college years he waited tables six days a week at a restaurant in the town.
As a bright and energetic teenager growing up in Dillon, Bernanke worked in construction, waited tables, and worked other summer jobs in the small community's vibrant economy.
Shea, who was 18 when her mother and aunt bought the restaurant, waited tables and managed one night a week and on weekends while attending the University of Central Arkansas at Conway.
When the 28-year-old Brit first arrived in LA, he lived in an empty department and slept on top of his suitcase and as a struggling thesp modelled, waited tables and worked as a florist.
CANYON COUNTRY - Dressed as their favorite movie celebrities, community volunteers waited tables and performed zany antics at the recent Celebrity Waiter Dinner at the Robinson Ranch clubhouse.
In her early thirties, she's waited tables for more than ten years in Washington and New York.
Recently named one of "Comedy Central's 100 Greatest Comics of All Time," writer/comedian/animal activist Elayne Boosler was first discovered by famed comedian Andy Kaufman while filling in at a music/comedy club where she waited tables.
In a salute to actresses who have waited tables - including Ashley Judd, Bette Midler, Julianne Moore and Brett Butler - OPI cosmetics created a nail lacquer called ``I'm Not Really a Waitress,'' and the brilliant scarlet hue has been selling like the proverbial hot cakes.
SIMI VALLEY - Gary Kroeger waited tables in college and managed restaurants while waiting to be discovered as an actor.
He also has been among the local CHP officers and sheriff's deputies who waited tables as volunteers at the Red Lobster restaurant to raise funds for Special Olympics.