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Foot the bill

DEFINITION

Pay for others. Bill meaning a check such as at a restaurant, foot meaning paying.  (Compare to Pick up the tab, Dutch Treat or Shell-out.)

“My son had a big party at our house and I had to foot the bill to get the place cleaned the next day.”

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