wine and dine


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wine and dine

To entertain someone with lavish meals, typically in order to gain their favor in some way, either personally or professionally. This guy is our ideal candidate for the job, so be sure to wine and dine him tonight. Your father likes to say he won me over by wining and dining me—but really he just took me out for cheeseburgers.
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wine and dine someone

to treat someone to an expensive meal of the type that includes fine wines; to entertain someone lavishly. The lobbyists wined and dined the senators one by one in order to influence them. We were wined and dined every night and given the best hotel accommodations in town.
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wine and dine

Entertain someone or treat someone to a fine meal, as in The company likes to wine and dine visiting scientists. [Colloquial; mid-1800s]
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wine and dine someone

entertain someone by offering them drinks or a meal.
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ˌwine and ˈdine (somebody)

go to restaurants, etc. and enjoy good food and drink; entertain somebody by buying them good food and drink: Too much wining and dining is making him fat.Our hosts wined and dined us very well.
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