Quiz Answers: On the...
The question was:
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
The answer is: d)
The English idiom to be on the house is an expression that means that a business owner ❛is giving you something for free❜, i.e. is not charging you for a service or product. For example:
As Luigi always enjoyed playing the part of the big spender, he didn’t tell his guests that last night’s dinner was on the house - and not on him.
When it came time to pay the bill, the restaurant owner told us that the drinks were on the house.