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noun [countable] bill pronunciation in British English /bɪl/
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  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. 3
    American a banknote
    a $100 bill
  4. 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.
  5. 5
    a birds beak
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