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room and board

lodging and meals.
Origin of room and board
1950-55 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for room and board
  • They bring students in, train them for six years, give them room and board and a stipend.
  • The report also examines net price once room and board costs are considered.
  • She could pony up for dorm room and board fees or buy a condo.
  • Your school will use your loan money first to pay for tuition and fees, room and board, and other school charges.
  • Services will not be used to support basic care, which includes room and board and clothing.
  • It provides room and board, supervision, monitoring and attention to personal care.
Idioms and Phrases with room and board

room and board

Lodging and meals, as in The university's price for room and board has increased by another 10 percent. [ Mid-1900s ]
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