fill the bill
or fit the bill phrasal to be exactly what is needed ; be suitable

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fill the bill — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be just what is needed; be good enough for something; be just right. * /The boss was worried about hiring a deaf boy, but after he tried Tom out for a few weeks, he said that Tom filled the bill./ * /I thought I would… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill the bill — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be just what is needed; be good enough for something; be just right. * /The boss was worried about hiring a deaf boy, but after he tried Tom out for a few weeks, he said that Tom filled the bill./ * /I thought I would… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fill the bill — verb be what is needed or be good enough for what is required Does this restaurant fit the bill for the celebration? • Syn: ↑fit the bill • Hypernyms: ↑meet, ↑fit, ↑conform to • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • fill\ the\ bill — • fit the bill • fill the bill v. phr. informal To be just what is needed; be good enough for something; be just right. The boss was worried about hiring a deaf boy, but after he tried Tom out for a few weeks, he said that Tom filled the bill. I… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fill the bill — do the job, fill the gap, serve the purpose    If we need an extra cashier for the sale, Bert will fill the bill …   English idioms

  • fill the bill — be suitable for what is required I think that the new equipment should fill the bill for us …   Idioms and examples

  • fill the bill — verb To satisfy a need; to serve a purpose; to fulfill specified requirements. Youve got a head on your shoulders, you have! I guess youll fill the bill …   Wiktionary

  • fill the bill — Synonyms and related words: advance, advantage, answer, avail, be OK, be equal to, be handy, be of use, be right, bear, befit, befitting, benefit, bestead, do, do it, do the job, do the trick, fit, forward, fulfill, get by, give good returns, go… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • fill the bill — idi to fulfill a particular need …   From formal English to slang

  • fit (or fill) the bill — be suitable for a particular purpose. → the Bill …   English new terms dictionary

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