foot the bill
Definition of foot the bill
: 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
: to touch and rub bill to bill (see 1bill 1)
: to caress affectionately
: a weapon in use up to the 18th century that consists of a long staff ending in a hook-shaped blade
: 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
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