foot the bill

Definition of foot the bill

  1. :  to pay for something His parents footed the bill for his college education. It's a business lunch, so the company is footing the bill.

Word by Word Definitions

footplay
  1. :  the terminal part of the vertebrate (see 1vertebrate 1) leg upon which an individual stands

    :  an invertebrate organ of locomotion or attachment

    :  a ventral (see 1ventral 1b) muscular surface or process of a mollusk

  1. :  dance

    :  to go on foot

    :  to make speed :  move

billplay
  1. :  the jaws of a bird together with their horny covering

    :  a mouthpart (as the beak of a turtle) that resembles a bird's bill

    :  the point of an anchor fluke — see anchor illustration

  1. :  to touch and rub bill to bill (see 1bill 1)

    :  to caress affectionately

  1. :  a weapon in use up to the 18th century that consists of a long staff ending in a hook-shaped blade

    :  billhook

  1. :  an itemized list or a statement of particulars (as a list of materials or of members of a ship's crew)

    :  a written document or note

    :  a formal petition

  1. :  to enter in an accounting system :  prepare a bill of (charges)

    :  to submit a bill (see 4bill 4a) of charges to

    :  to enter (as freight) in a waybill


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