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In reference to a person, yes, it is a pejorative. From the Dutch Wikipedia page on the term 'kaaskop': In overdrachtelijke zin wordt het woord gebruikt voor een rond menselijk hoofd en bij uitbreiding als een pejoratieve term voor een domkop, vooral door Belgen en Zuid-Limburgers als een spotnaam (locofaulisme) voor de Hollanders. Ook in Duitsland, zeker ...


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It is perfectly fine. You do not even have to order an entire meal. Most restaurants will let people order just an appetizer, or desert, etc. Only once in traveling to 63 countries did I encounter a minimum order and that was in a very popular New York restaurant. We did not have to order drinks even just that the per-person order was above a minimum. You ...


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when the money was more limited, and I needed to eat something when travelling, I used to save costs by drinking my own water before entering the restaurant and order meal only. No need to do that in France: restaurants must serve water for free to their customers, as required by law (mirror 1, mirror 2). Not paying for water isn't seen as cheap, but ...


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I'm perfectly aware that restaurants generally make money on drinks, Restaurants make plenty of money on meals. Not ordering drinks or just staying with tap water (depending on country) is perfectly fine. Many people don't drink alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks are often inexpensive and not something many restaurants care too much about, especially if they ...


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