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    what is the meaning of :footed the bill"

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    Re: idioms

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    Foot the bill (idiom) = 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; to pay for something (Who's going to foot the bill for all the repairs?) (often + for)

    3. pay the bill, settle the accounts, as in The bride's father was resigned to footing the bill for the wedding.

    This expression uses foot in the sense of "add up and put the total at the foot, or bottom, of an account.



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