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Fill the bill   /fɪl ðə bɪl/   Listen
Fill the bill

Be what is needed or be good enough for what is required.  Synonym: fit the bill.

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"Fill the bill" Quotes from Famous Books

... suppose there must be a map-maker of some taste in Edinburgh; I wish few other names in, but what I have given, as far as possible. As soon as may be I will let you have the text, when you might even find some amusement in seeing that the maps fill the bill. If your map-maker be a poor creature, plainness is best; if he were a fellow of some genuine go, he might give it a little of the bird's-eye quality. I leave this to your good taste. If I have time I will copy the ...
— The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) • Robert Louis Stevenson

... jest now tuh explain. Since I got that same, three days back, I've been figgerin' on how I could fix up a trap tuh ketch any two-legged varmint that chanced tuh come sneakin' around here of a night. Well, I got one er two tricks rigged up that might fill the bill." ...
— At Whispering Pine Lodge • Lawrence J. Leslie

... is settled. This arrangement will be in force for sixty days. If, at the end of that time your father is no better, I do not doubt that we will give you the regular appointment, if in the meantime you fill the bill acceptably." ...
— Bart Stirling's Road to Success - Or; The Young Express Agent • Allen Chapman

... twinkle, "there's nobody I know who could fill the bill, and I'm not sure the older men are ...
— Brandon of the Engineers • Harold Bindloss

... children—or was she a lady? It's a case of 'Thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God,' or words to that effect. If we don't agree on our own account, we'll do it because you want it. Isn't that about the idea? Wouldn't that fill the bill?" ...
— Cloudy Jewel • Grace Livingston Hill

Words linked to "Fill the bill" :   fit the bill, conform to, fit, meet

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