put something on the slate

put something on the slate
put something on the slate british phrase
to buy something from a shop, café etc and pay for it later
Thesaurus: to shop, or to go shoppingsynonym general words for the activity of buying and sellinghyponym
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  • put something on the slate — British to buy something from a shop, café etc and pay for it later …   English dictionary

  • slate — slate1 [sleıt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(rock)¦ 2¦(on a roof)¦ 3 slate blue/grey 4¦(politics)¦ 5¦(for writing on)¦ 6 put something on the slate ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: esclat thin piece split off , from esclater to burst, splinter ] …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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