While Palin chases lucrative opportunities, she has apparently left Alaskan taxpayers to pick up her tab.
The tab points out that Prince William is ineligible for a student loan, as he has already completed a degree at St Andrews.
“Ryan thinks churches can pick up the tab,” Sister Simone says.
After she skipped out on her $89 tab, deputies arrested her and took her to the station around 10 p.m.
These things are the tab for your coming here, when others could not.
The tab is not, therefore, to be recommended for the use of beginners.
They searched about here, there, and everywhere, but not so much as the tab of a lace could be found.
Arbres Forestiers de l'Amerique Septentrionale, iii., 57, tab.
"Now you pay that tab, or I don't get no percentage," said the girl.
"Grey or tab, it's a cat," replied the Major, eyeing puss climbing up a much-lopped ash-tree in the next hedge.
"small flap," c.1600, possibly a dialectal word, of uncertain origin. Often interchangeable with tag (n.1). Cf. also Middle English tab "strap or string" (mid-15c.), Norwegian dialectal tave "piece of cloth, rag."
"account, bill, check," 1888, American English colloquial, probably a shortened form of tabulation or of tablet in the sense of "a sheet for writing on." Figurative phrase keep a tab on is recorded from 1890.
"to designate, label," 1924, perhaps an alteration of tag (v.2). Related: Tabbed; tabbing.
: They turned it into a T and A show
A display of female bosoms and bottoms; a show featuring such display; cheesecake: the realm of feminine esthetics or, as it is known in the profession, TA/ To enliven their product they call for T and A (1972+)
[fr tits plus ass]
The bill or check for something, esp for food or drink: three-or four-hundred-dollar tabs for unpaid liquor (1942+)
A written acknowledgment of debt; iou: They're liable to go out and stick up a bank if they owe you a tab (1950s+)
[origin unknown; perhaps a shortening of tabulation]
To identify or designate; label: I tabbed him immediately as a crook
[1924+; fr tab, ''a tied-on baggage label,'' of unknown origin; perhaps an alteration of tag]