foot the bill

foot the bill
PAY (THE BILL), settle up; informal pick up the tab, cough up, fork out, shell out, come across; N. Amer. informal pick up the check.
foot

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foot the bill (informal)
To pay a bill in full
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Main Entry:foot

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foot (or pick up) the bill
see foot (sense 1 of the verb)

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foot the bill — see foot, 2
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Main Entry:bill
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foot the bill
: to pay for something

His parents footed the bill for his college education.

It was a business lunch, so the company is footing the bill.

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Main Entry:foot

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foot the ˈbill idiom
(informal) to be responsible for paying the cost of sth

Once again it will be the taxpayer who has to foot the bill.

Who will be footing the bill for the party?

Main entry:footidiom

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  • foot the bill — The person who foots the bill pays the bill for everybody …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • foot the bill — index defray Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • foot the bill — 1. to pay all the costs for something. We ended up having to foot the bill for a new roof because our insurance didn t cover storm damage. 2. to pay money owed. Who s going to foot the bill for all the repairs? …   New idioms dictionary

  • foot the bill — informal as usual, the taxpayers will have to foot the bill Syn: pay (the bill), settle up; informal pick up the tab, pick up the check, cough up (the money/dough), fork out (the money/dough), shell out (the money/dough) …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • foot the bill — pay all of the expenses, pay the shot    It s not right for Dad to foot the bill for your trip to Vegas …   English idioms

  • foot the bill — pay The company will foot the bill for his move to Chicago …   Idioms and examples

  • foot the bill (for something) — informal phrase to pay for something that is expensive or that someone else should be paying for Many fear the taxpayer could end up footing a massive bill. Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot the bill —    The person who foots the bill pays the bill for everybody.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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