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bill of fare

a list of foods that are served; menu.
the program of entertainment, as at a theater.
Origin of bill of fare
1630-40 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "Forgive my dwelling so tensely on the bill-of-fare," he said, when the waiter had gone.

    Jill the Reckless P. G. (Pelham Grenville) Wodehouse
  • Why, they might as well charge us for the bill-of-fare at a first-class restaurant.

    Young Blood E. W. Hornung
  • “I see no pickles, olives or cheese on the bill-of-fare,” said the doctor, lowering her lorgnette.

  • Bananas, oranges and artichokes had no place on his bill-of-fare.

    Skookum Chuck Fables Skookum Chuck (pseud for R.D. Cumming)
  • They say you might as well be charged for the bill-of-fare when you dine at a restaurant.

    Young Blood E. W. Hornung
  • Certainly the public is entitled to whatever we print upon our bill-of-fare.

    Lady Baltimore Owen Wister
  • There was only a small and not an altogether inviting-looking lunch room, and here the bill-of-fare was decidedly meagre.

    The Rover Boys Under Canvas Arthur M. Winfield
  • Sure enough, when I told him what my bill-of-fare now was he threw up his hands and said: “Man, those things will kill you!”

    Confessions of a Neurasthenic William Taylor Marrs
  • After three centuries we have not yet plucked up courage to spell this pet phrase of the bill-of-fare writers as an English word.

    Elizabethan England William Harrison
  • If it tasted rather fishy, the fish themselves tasted muddy; on the whole, however, our bill-of-fare was a tolerable one.

British Dictionary definitions for bill-of-fare

bill of fare

another name for menu
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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