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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Schwan, 48, earns no pay from the program so he waits tables weekdays at a restaurant near his home in Framingham.
A grad student who waits tables at the Hillstone restaurant in the Citicorp Building, Johnston said even her regular customers are doing double takes.
MITCH (John Francis Daley) lands a job as a server at low-wage restaurant Shenaniganz, and hurriedly learns the ropes from wisecracking veteran Monty (Ryan Reynolds), whose pretty ex-girlfriend Serena (Anna Faris) also waits tables.
Shy new employee Mitch (Daley) hurriedly learns the ropes from wisecracking server Monty (Reynolds), whose pretty ex-girlfriend Serena (Anna Faris) also waits tables.
Shy new employee Mitch hurriedly learns the ropes from wisecracking server Monty (Reynolds), whose pretty ex-girlfriend Serena (Anna Faris) also waits tables.
But Schubert couldn't stay away; she still waits tables at Gadwall's.
He currently lives in San Diego, where he waits tables at Tapenade Restaurant, and publishes journalistic prose for The San Diego Reader.
Jacqueline Bisset is as ravishing as ever as the owner of the posh restaurant where Christian waits tables. Mary Kay Place is appropriately brittle as Aaron's devout and devastated mother, while Joseph Gordon-Levitt (3rd Rock From the Sun) is all well-scrubbed smarm as the closed-minded straight roommate who catches the boys in a lip-lock and rats them out.
Sarah Nilsen, 22, waits tables twice a week at the Newcomb Farms restaurant in Quincy, Massachusetts.
CUTLINE: Crystal Doe says she waits tables because she likes it - and also enjoys working at the Sole Proprietor.
Duncan, who serves as the pastor at New Life, sometimes waits tables at the cafe.