Check Mate! Your Boyleing Points (Check Point) was spot on. The opposite of chiselers is the friend who sneaks over to the wait staff and pays the bill surreptitiously because they know that’s the only way you would let them pay the bill. That’s the sign of a great friendship and a compliment as well.
Your article reminded me of the time I went out with my friend and her family for her 29th birthday dinner. About 10 of us went to a restaurant where most items were a little expensive so I decided to order "well" as I like to call it; one drink, one entree. The others ordered the same but about four of them also ordered appetizers such as honey biscuits, fish tacos