fill the bill

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fill the bill (third-person singular simple present fills the bill, present participle filling the bill, simple past and past participle filled the bill)

  1. (idiomatic) Alternative form of fit the bill
    • 1893, Horatio Alger, chapter 29, in Cast Upon the Breakers:
      You've got a head on your shoulders, you have! I guess you'll fill the bill.
    • 1923, "Stratton and Edison," Time, 25 Jun.,
      He said that the automotive industry must find a substitute for gasoline, on which the elder Edison commented that the electric storage battery has already filled the bill.