service charge service charge

Definition(s):

  • (n) a percentage of a bill (as at a hotel or restaurant) added in payment for service

Usage(s):

  1. Restaurants: A 10% service charge is added at most high-end eateries.
  2. The next week he returns, mysteriously wins $250,000 and goes home with clean money, minus the $50,000 service charge.
  3. Michelle fixed the dryer herself to save the service charge, but then the car broke down.

News

  1. Arts listings for Sunday, June 16, 2013

    Art events Sunday "Texas": 8:30 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Through Aug. 17. Pioneer Amphitheatre in Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Tickets $13.95 to $29.95, plus service charge; dinner $14.95 adults, $7.42 children. 806-655-2181 or www.texas-show.com.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Amarillo Globe-News

  2. Taxpayer association sues water district over service charge

    Nine months after it failed to force a vote on a controversial water service charge, a taxpayer advocacy organization is suing.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Monterey County Herald

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