Meaning of “fit the bill” in the English Dictionary

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"fit the bill" in British English

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fit the bill

to be suitable for a particular purpose:

This new software fits the bill.

(Definition of “fit the bill” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fit the bill" in American English

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fit the bill

to be suitable:

"I’m looking for a fun novel to read on the plane." "This one should fit the bill."

(Definition of “fit the bill” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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