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Let me take care of it

Post by Stevenloan » Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:19 pm

(A and B have just finished their dinner at a restaurant. A asks the waiter for the bill and then the bill arrives)

A: Dinner is on me.
B: No. My treat.
A: Let me take care of it. I insist. / Let me take care of it. I won't take no for an answer.

- Hi guys! Which one is more suitable in this context between "Let me take care of it. I insist." and "Let me take care of it. I won't take no for an answer."?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Re: Let me take care of it

Post by trolley » Fri Aug 28, 2020 8:15 pm

They are equally acceptable. There are many ways to convey this idea such as "you can get it next time" or "I've got this". Another, that may sound a little odd, is "your money is no good here". Even though it may sound a little like an insult, what it really means is that although you are welcome to the goods/service you do not have to pay. Now that I am thinking about it, I wonder if this expression did start out as a negative saying..."Your money is no good here. I'm not serving you...bugger off!"
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Re: Let me take care of it

Post by Stevenloan » Sat Aug 29, 2020 2:46 am

trolley : Thanks so much for your detailed answer. Have a good weekend.

StevenLoan
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Re: Let me take care of it

Post by Bobinwales » Tue Sep 01, 2020 10:29 pm

Actually Steven, using all three at the same time would be completely natural and nice.
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Signature: All those years gone to waist!
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Re: Let me take care of it

Post by Stevenloan » Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:01 am

Bob : Thanks very much for your suggestion. Have a good day.

StevenLoan
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