foot the bill (for something)

foot the bill (for something)
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: foot

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Foot the bill — The idiom foot the bill means basically :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.) [http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/foot+the+bill The Free… …   Wikipedia

  • foot the bill — Ⅰ. foot the bill ► to pay the cost of something: »Senior managers might be able to get employers to foot the bill for a weekend executive MBA program. Main Entry: ↑foot Ⅱ. foot the bill ► to pay a bill: »Should the go …   Financial and business terms

  • 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) 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 * * * foot the bill (informal) To p …   Useful english dictionary

  • foot the bill — {v. phr.} To cover the expenses of; pay for something. * /The bride s father footed two thirds of the bill for hix daughter s wedding./ Compare: PICK UP THE TAB …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • foot the bill — {v. phr.} To cover the expenses of; pay for something. * /The bride s father footed two thirds of the bill for hix daughter s wedding./ Compare: PICK UP THE TAB …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • foot\ the\ bill — v. phr. To cover the expenses of; pay for something. The bride s father footed two thirds of the bill for his daughter s wedding. Compare: pick up the tab …   Словарь американских идиом

  • foot — I UK [fʊt] / US noun Word forms foot : singular foot plural feet UK [fiːt] / US [fɪt] *** 1) [countable] the part of your body at the end of your leg, on which you stand Mary slid her feet into her sandals. wipe your feet: He wiped his feet on… …   English dictionary

  • foot — foot1 [ fut ] (plural feet [ fit ] ) noun *** ▸ 1 body part ▸ 2 unit of length ▸ 3 bottom of something ▸ 4 end of something ▸ 5 in poetry ▸ + PHRASES 1. ) count the part of your body at the end of your leg, on which you stand: Mary slid her feet… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bill — [[t]bɪ̱l[/t]] ♦♦ bills, billing, billed 1) N COUNT A bill is a written statement of money that you owe for goods or services. They couldn t afford to pay the bills... He paid his bill for the newspapers promptly. ...phone bills. 2) VERB: no cont… …   English dictionary

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