Imagine there's a group of friends and they're on a trip or on vacation. They're not going to chip in for every single spending; instead, a certain person shells out for everything throughout and when they're back home (back from trip) THAT certain person figures each person's share of expenses and then charge them.

The question is what THAT person is called? I mean if there's any idiom or informal word for it.

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    – BiscuitBoy
    Feb 24, 2016 at 10:50
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That person would normally be referred to as the treasurer or, at least on some golf trips I've been on, the purser.


That person is informally called the banker.

As with a credit card or a bank loan, they pay first, and you pay them back later.

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