Definition of Fill the bill

1. Verb. Be what is needed or be good enough for what is required. "Does this restaurant fit the bill for the celebration?"

Exact synonyms: Fit The Bill
Generic synonyms: Conform To, Fit, Meet

Definition of Fill the bill

1. Verb. (idiomatic) To satisfy a need; to serve a purpose; to fulfill specified requirements. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fill The Bill

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fill
fill-in
fill-ins
fill again
fill in
fill in the blank
fill material
fill music
fill one's hand
fill or kill
fill or kills
fill out
fill soil
fill someone's shoes
fill the bill (current term)
fill up
fillable
fillagree
fillagreed
fillagreeing
fillagrees
fille
fille de chambre
filled
filled in
filled out
filled pause
filled pauses
filled the bill

Literary usage of Fill the bill

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1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"(NED) fill the bill. To meet all requirements : to come up to the mark. ... 1866 " Call him fat," said I, " and you'll fill the bill. ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1912)
"... said land "large enough to fill the bill" attached thereto, and as otherwise provided, "at the rate of $12.50 per thousand feet, provided said company, ..."

3. A Selection of Cases on the Law of Bills and Notes and Other Negotiable by James Barr Ames (1881)
"But, even in that case, the defendant would be estopped; for, by his acceptance, the defendant gives the drawers full power to fill the bill up as they ..."

4. A Selection of Cases on the Law of Bills and Notes and Other Negotiable by James Barr Ames (1881)
"But, even in that case, the defendant would be estopped; for, by his acceptance, the defendant gives the drawers full power to fill the bill up as they ..."

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