footed the bill (for)


past tense of foot the bill (for)
as in supported
to pay the living expenses of They continued to foot the bill for their son well into his twenties but warned him that their support would soon end and he needed to find a job.

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“Footed the bill (for).” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Mar. 2023.

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