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.
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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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Jobs for youngsters aged 13-15 years old - including waiting tables, newspaper rounds and leaflet delivery - require child employment permits, and the number of those issued has fallen by a fifth since 2012 across 140 local authorities.
The jobs students are most likely to take up to fit around their studies are as a retail assistant, waiting tables, working in a coffee shop, bartending and working as a supermarket assistant, the research found.
The jobs students are most likely to take up to fit around their studies are working as a retail assistant, waiting tables, working in a coffee shop, bartending and working as a supermarket assistant, the research found.
Its practical advice and instructions are also invaluable to anyone new to waiting tables, whether as a part-time gig or a full-time career.
Desperate to stay on stage rather than resort to waiting tables, Esther turns to her new BFF, Dr.
However, Mr O'Leary hopes they will progress to waiting tables and learning valuable kitchen skills.
She even suggested that if they started waiting tables in Costa Coffee, in a couple of years they could be running "a hotel in Dubai".
This is the most country influenced set of songs that he has ever recorded, with several excellent new ones composed with his songwriting partner Stan Lynch, including little gems like Waiting Tables, Take A Picture Of This, That Old Flame, Praying For Rain, Too Much Pride and Where I Am Now.
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.
I am serious - a few hours stocking shelves, waiting tables or pulling stocking shelves, waiting tables or pulling pints will keep the lights on and your belly pints will keep the lights on and your belly full.
The report "Women look up to job of waiting tables, but society looks down upon it" (Dec.
Getting to a place of influence in the "story-telling" industries requires one to spend years waiting tables and going to auditions, waiting for the big break.
The Lewises opened the first Hamburger Hamlet on the Sunset Strip in 1950, with Harry cooking and Marilyn waiting tables, then opened a second Hamlet the same day son Adam was born in 1955.
Melbourne, Apr 23 ( ANI ): The latest phenomenon in fitness Xtend Barre, has replaced the stereotype of aspiring Aussie actresses moving to Hollywood and waiting tables between auditions.
The government of Argentina's version of Obamacare made waiting tables more attractive to him than practicing medicine.