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Meaning of "fill the bill" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF FILL THE BILL

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WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE FILL THE BILL

fill
fill away
fill her tins
fill in
fill light
fill out
fill up
fill your boots
fill-in
fill-up
fillable
fillagree
fille
fille de joie
filled
filled gold
filler
filler cap
filler metal
filles de joie

WORDS THAT END LIKE FILL THE BILL

bank bill
bill
dollar bill
double bill
finance bill
fit the bill
heating bill
hospital bill
omnibus bill
phone bill
private bill
private member´s bill
public bill
senate bill
show bill
tax bill
trade bill
Treasury bill
true bill
twin bill
wage bill

Synonyms and antonyms of fill the bill in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «fill the bill» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF FILL THE BILL

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Translator English - Chinese

填补该法案
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

llenar el proyecto de ley
570 millions of speakers

English

fill the bill
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बिल भरने
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ملء مشروع القانون
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

заполнить счет
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

encher a conta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিল পূরণ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

remplir le projet de loi
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Mengisi bil tersebut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

füllen die Rechnung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

法案を埋める
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

청구서를 작성
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Isi tagihan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

điền vào hóa đơn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மசோதாவை நிரப்புக
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बिल भरा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Faturayı doldur
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

riempire il disegno di legge
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wypełnić rachunek
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

заповнити рахунок
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

umple proiectul de lege
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

συμπληρώσετε το νομοσχέδιο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

vul die wetsontwerp
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fylla räkningen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

fylle regningen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of fill the bill

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «FILL THE BILL»

The term «fill the bill» is quite widely used and occupies the 24.745 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «FILL THE BILL» OVER TIME

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «FILL THE BILL»

Discover the use of fill the bill in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to fill the bill and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Common Errors in English Usage
... syllable of “physical” is often omitted in pronunciation, making it sound like the unrelated word “fiscal.” Sound that unaccented “I” distinctly. fit the bill/fill the bill Originally a “bill” was any piece of writing, especially a legal document (we still ...
Paul Brians, 2003
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The Wordsworth Dictionary of Idioms
fill the bill (in/) to be suitable; to be exactly what is required: We are looking for a holiday cottage and this will fill the bill. [Originally US, referring to a handbill or public notice.] foot the bill to pay (usu for something expensive): Everyone enjoyed ...
Elizabeth McLaren Kirkpatrick, C. M. Schwarz, 1993
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Cheater's Guide to Speaking English Like a Native
Boye Lafayette De Mente. Fill the bill "Fill the bill" used to mean filling an order for goods. It has since taken on the additional meaning of referring to something that is what is needed or wanted. a. The new pickup truck filled the bill where our ...
Boye Lafayette De Mente, 2007
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American Slang: Cultural Language Guide to Living in the USA
Bigheaded: See, Head. Talk big: See, Talk. Bill Clean bill of health: See, Clean. Fill the bill: to meet the requirements; just what is required. This gadget seems to fill the bill. The items on the list fill the bill to complete the project. Fit the bill: See,  ...
Joseph Melillo, Edward M. Melillo, 2004
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Chambers Universal Learners' Dictionary
... ownership. fill the bill ( in/) to be suitable ; to be exact)} * hat is required: We are looking fore holiday cotta 'eand this will fill the bill foot the bill see bill (def 1) above. billet ['bilit] nc a private house etc where ,>ldiers are given food and lodging.
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Understanding Liberal Democracy: Essays in Political Philosophy
We first observed that having the capac— ity for rational agency does not fill the bill. Having the capacity is neither unique to human beings nor is it ineradicable; infants and those sunk into dementia do not have the capacity.We then observed  ...
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Terence Cuneo, 2012
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High Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Case Against Bill Clinton
The book that started it all. Written with Coulter's trademark irreverent wit, this bestseller is now available in paperback.
Ann Coulter, 2002
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Lectionary Preaching Workbook: For All Users of the Revised ...
Does Jesus Fill The Bill? 35:1-6; Matthew 11:5 Need: Israel dreamed of God's coming in the person of a Messiah to deliver the nation from its bondage. The prophets promised that God would send this Messiah. For centuries Israel hoped for ...
John R. Brokhoff, 2004
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Hardtack and Coffee, Or, The Unwritten Story of Army Life
Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, Hurrah ! Hurrah ! Then Hooker was taken to fill the bill, But he got a black eye at Chancellorsville. •An allusion to a statement in the address made by Pope, on taking command of the Army of Virginia, ...
John Davis Billings, 1887
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Bill Arp's Peace Papers: Columns on War and Reconstruction, ...
Call him fat," sed I, " and you'll fill the bill." Prouder to see him than a monky show, I paddled the dugout over in double quick, and bid himwel- kum in the name of the Eternul sitty and its um- ble inhabitans. I sune got him aflote in the little cano,  ...
Bill Arp, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «FILL THE BILL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term fill the bill is used in the context of the following news items.
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Woods & Waters
In addition to handmade knives, there are many that fill the bill right off the shelf. Rob looks for a four-inch drop-point blade that is sharp and will ... «Cecil Whig, Jul 15»
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Ask Sam | Sam Smith opens his mailbag | 7.10.2015
Do you think he would fill the bill as a combo guard? David Thompson. Sam: Here we go again, though I will say Nate would fit being a combo ... «Bulls.com, Jul 15»
3
Here is Another Report Claiming That Huawei is Making a Nexus …
The Nexus 6 seems to fill the bill of a Android Silver phone. The price may stay high and the new Nexii may have dual radios and be usable on ... «Droid Life, Jul 15»
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Westgate offers summer activities for all ages
If you want a downtown experience, try the newly renovated Velma Teague Library at Murphy Park. The following fun time could fill the bill:. «Glendale Star, Jul 15»
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MOVIE REVIEW: 'Jurassic' is out of this 'World'
Should the script call for it, Pratt can also convincingly fill the bill as a .... Should the script call for it, Pratt can also convincingly fill the bill as a ... «Bucks Local News, Jul 15»
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CLOUD COMPUTING Salesforce Boosts Marketing Cloud To Help …
While the new solution may not be appropriate for every business or circumstance, Salesforce's next-gen Marketing Cloud could fill the bill for ... «CIO Today, Jul 15»
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Can Titans Develop Their Own Triplets
If Green-Beckham fails to fill the bill, the Titans have a multitude of other receivers currently on the roster that can provide the offense enough to ... «Titans Insider, Jul 15»
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WEEKEND DINER: Come For Dessert
Here are two recipes that fill the bill. The individual Baked Alaskas are terrific. Keep them in the freezer and take out just what you need, bake ... «WDBJ7, Jul 15»
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10 Ways to Stay Hydrated During the Summer Heat
And your body doesn't tell you in a forthright way that caffeine and alcohol do NOT fill the bill. All too often, the first signals you get are the ones indicating that ... «EmpowHer, Jul 15»
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Surfing in more ways than one
For me, a good drama is one that includes some comedy as well. In that regard, there are several detective series currently airing that fill the bill ... «Jerusalem Post Israel News, Jul 15»

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