Meaning of “pick up the tab (for something)” in the English Dictionary

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"pick up the tab (for something)" in American English

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pick up the tab (for something)

also pick up the bill (for something)

to pay for something, esp. for what someone else has bought or used:

The company will pick up the tab for this trip.

(Definition of “pick up the tab (for something)” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)