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service charge

noun
1.
a fee charged for a service, sometimes in addition to a basic charge.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20
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Examples from the web for service charge
  • If he cannot complete the agreement the payments are refunded, minus a service charge.
  • Any restaurant that fixes its service charge in advance is forfeiting a golden opportunity to motivate its waiters.
  • The company then bills you for the shipping and a service charge and returns the item to you.
  • The majority of industrialized nations make a service charge obligatory in restaurants, with an option to tip after it.
  • The majority of industrialized nations make a service charge obligatory in restaurants, with an option to tip after it.
  • If you don't see a clearly marked service charge, ask your waiter or the manager about their restaurant tipping policy.
  • The food will cost more, because a service charge is included.
  • Some eateries include a service charge on the bill, so double-check before leaving a tip.
  • If a service charge is included, tipping isn't necessary.
  • He advises that you may pay a service charge, but that beats not flying at all.
British Dictionary definitions for service charge

service charge

noun
1.
a percentage of a bill, as at a restaurant or hotel, added to the total to pay for service
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