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What is the meaning of "to tip the waiter" idiom?

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Idiom Conjugations:

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Gerund Form of the Idiom:

Tipping the waiter can be considered obligatory if good service is given.
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Idiom Usage:

The money that is given to the waiter in a restaurant is extra to the money paid for the food and beverages consumed.
It is no longer "politically correct" to use the terms waiter or waitress.  The most correct form, now, is serving person.
In the imperative:
"Tip the waiter!"
Alternate forms:
Tip my waiter
Tip your waiter
Tip his waiter
Tip her waiter
Tip our waiter
Tip their waiter
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Idiom Scenario 2:

Should you tip the waiter if poor service is given?
No, you shouldn't tip the waiter for poor service.
Is it appropriate to tip the waiter at a fast food restaurant?
It is not usually appropriate to tip the waiter at a fast food restaurant.
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Idiom Scenario 1:

Ned and Grace are just finishing their meal at a local restaurant ...
Grace:  "Did you enjoy your meal?"
Ned:      "It was very good.  The service was excellent!"
Grace:  "Good!  Then make sure you tip the waiter a least 15%"
Ned:      "Yes, dear."

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Idiom Definition:

"to tip the waiter"
to give money, as a gift for good service, to the person who serves you in a restaurant
benefaction, bonus, boon, bounty, contribution, donation, gratuity, largess, money, offering, recompense, reward, sweetener, token
The woman is literally tipping the waiter. - - - - ->  a woman sitting at a table in a restaurant is pushing a waiter over, literally tipping the waiter over.

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