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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: bill /bɪl/ 
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pluralbills
  1. 1
    a written statement showing how much money you owe someone for goods or services you have received

    a telephone bill

    bill for:

    I hate to think what the bill for the repairs will be.

    pay/settle a bill:

    I always pay my bills on time.

    1. a.
      the amount of money you have to pay for something

      Their grocery bill is around £50 per week.

      The firm says it cannot find the cash to meet its wage bill.

  2. 2
    a written document containing a proposal for a new law
    pass a bill:

    A bill was passed increasing the minimum wage.

  3. 4
    a list of events and performers at a concert, show etc
    top the bill (=be the most important performer):

    He'll be topping the bill at the show next month.

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