fit the bill


fit the bill
verb
be what is needed or be good enough for what is required
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Does this restaurant fit the bill for the celebration?

Syn: ↑fill the bill
Hypernyms: ↑meet, ↑fit, ↑conform to
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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fit the bill
To be adequate
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Main Entry:fit

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fit the bill phrase
to have the qualities that someone needs or has asked for

We need a fast car, and this one fits the bill.

Thesaurus: to be good enough or as good as expectedsynonym
Main entry: fit

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I fit (or fill) the bill
be suitable for a particular purpose

a partner is an ally or a companion, and you don't seem to fit the bill

II
see bill I

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fit the bill — see bill, 1
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Main Entry:fit

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fill/fit the ˈbill idiom
to be what is needed in a particular situation or for a particular purpose

On paper, several of the applicants fit the bill.

Main entry:billidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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