foot the bill

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?


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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 — 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 — (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 — 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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