Brian: Where would you like to go for dinner tonight?
Joan: Well, there’s a new French restaurant downtown, or we can go to the seafood place on Lincoln Avenue. What do you think? ‘
Brian: It’s up to you. Whatever you say is fine with me.
Joan: You should choose the restaurant if you’re going to foot the bill.
Brian: Actually, I thought we could go Dutch this evening. I don’t have much money.
Joan: Oh. On second thought, let’s go to Hamburger Heaven. I haven’t been there for a long time.
Brian: That’s a great idea. That way we won’t have to dress up.
- Be up to sb: to be the responsibility of someone
- Go Dutch: to agree to share the cost of something, especially a meal
- Foot the bill: to pay for something, esp. something expensive
- On second thought: used when you want to change a decision you have made
Other topics: English Conversations in Real Life with common Phrases (Meaning & Example)