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(wait on someone)

Boy: Is it ready yet?

Mom: Not quite. Another few seconds.

Boy: I’ll get it.

Mom: No, it's not the doorbell, Jack. It's the bell of the microwave. It means our supper is ready.

Boy: Supper! you said we were going to have dinner.

Mom: Oh, supper means dinner. It's the same thing really. Now, you'll be the customer and I'll be the waiter. Please sit down, sir.

Boy: OK. Oh, thank you. Now, you're going to, how do you say it, Wait on me?

Mom: Yes, I'm going to wait on you. I'm going to serve you, and first of all, I'm going to serve you some soup.


What does "wait on you" mean in this dialogue?

"Serve food or drink to you" or "be a servant for you"?

Thank you

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“Wait on you” would mean that the waiter/waitress performs their job as a waiter/waitress to the customer.

For example, taking orders and bringing food/drinks to the customers table.

Basically it is the waiter/waitress providing a service to the customer.

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  • Thank you, Dan Khan Dec 9 '20 at 13:20
  • You’re welcome.
    – Dan Khan
    Dec 9 '20 at 15:16

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