English Idioms Daily Blog

... your resource for English idioms, ESL and more!

Navigation

On the...

On the house

When someone tells you that something is on him, he is telling you that he is paying for it. For example:

When entered Mama Rosa’s Restaurant, Luigi proudly turned to us and said that dinner
was on him.

In some situations, a business might also offer you one of its products or services for free. Which of the following English idioms could you use
when a business, e.g. a restaurant or a bar, gives you something for free?

When a business does not charge you for something, e.g. a meal or a drink, the free product or service is said to be...

a) on the hook
b) on the hill
c) on the hop
d) on the house

Check your answer here.


Comments