bill


bill
noun
1 showing money owed for goods/services
ADJECTIVE
big, hefty, high, huge, large, massive
outstanding, unpaid
itemized

Customers receive an itemized monthly phone bill.

legal, medical
electricity, energy, fuel, gas, heating
utility

Many people struggle to pay their rent and utility bills.

grocery, hospital, hotel, phone, telephone, etc.
tax
credit-card
repair
VERB + BILL
get, receive

I've just received a huge tax bill.

be landed with, face

The company could now face higher fuel bills.

run up

We ran up a very large hotel bill.

foot, pay, pick up, settle

Don't worry—the company will pick up the bill.

cover

Use the money in the account to cover the bills.

present sb with, send sb, submit

They presented us with a very large bill.

cut, lower, reduce

We need to cut our electricity bills.

share

We share the gas and electricity bills.

BILL + VERB
arrive, come in
amount to, come to

The bill amounted to $850.

BILL + NOUN
payment
collector (AmE)
PREPOSITION
bill for

Who is going to foot the bill for the damage?

2 (esp. BrE) showing money owed for food and drinks ⇨ See also ↑check
VERB + BILL
ask for
bring
get, have

Could I have the bill, please?

pay
split

We decided to split the bill.

BILL + VERB
arrive, come
come to

The bill came to £120.

3 (AmE) paper money ⇨ See also ↑note
ADJECTIVE
five-dollar, twenty-dollar, etc.
crisp
counterfeit
VERB + BILL
count, count out
4 proposal for a new law
ADJECTIVE
controversial
comprehensive, sweeping (AmE)

a sweeping bill that will reform the nation's immigration system

emergency
draft
proposed
pending (AmE)
bipartisan (AmE)
private member's (in the UK)
congressional, federal, Treasury (in the US)
budget, spending (both AmE)
reform
anti-terrorism, education, immigration, intelligence, etc.
VERB + BILL
bring forward, bring in, introduce, propose, put forward, submit

The bill will be brought before Parliament next year.

The government has put forward an emergency bill to limit the powers of the police.

bring before Parliament (BrE), bring to the floor (AmE), bring to a vote (esp. AmE)

The bill will be brought before Parliament next year.

The bill was brought to the floor of the House last summer.

force through (BrE), push through, rush through (BrE)

Republicans will try to push the bill through Congress.

The opposition will try to force the bill through Parliament.

draft, prepare, write
sponsor
amend
debate
adopt, approve, pass, sign
back, endorse, support, vote for
block, defeat, kill (AmE), reject, throw out, veto
oppose, vote against
shelve, withdraw
BILL + VERB
become law

The bill became law in June.

contain, include sth

The bill included a gradual phase-out of estate tax.

propose sth
ban sth, prohibit sth
allow sth
5 programme/program of entertainment
ADJECTIVE
double
VERB + BILL
head, top

Rufus Wainwright is topping the bill.

share
PREPOSITION
on a/the bill

Also on the bill are Hot Chip.


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