Is the following conversation grammatically correct?

Both "treat" and "hold" use "to".

A: Do you cook yourself? What did you cook last?
B: I made salad, it's tasty, I will treat you to it later.
A: I will hold you to that.

Regarding the meaning, does "I will hold you to that" mean "I'll really go to have(eat) that"?

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    'I'll treat you to some of it later' sounds more natural. Commented Jul 1, 2018 at 13:59

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When someone says “I’ll hold you to that” they are implying they are going to take what you said seriously. In this case, the person is saying they do want some of the salad you prepared.

Edit: It’s less of the person saying “I really have to eat that now” and more of the person expecting your offer to be true. A lot of times we offer things out of generosity but the other person may not accept, so by saying “I’ll hold you to that” they are stating that they would like to accept what you offered.

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