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fit the bill

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfit the billfit the billto be the type of person or thing that you want We wanted an experienced sportscaster, and Waggoner fit the bill. fit
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fit the billI need someone who can speak both French and Spanish. Do you know anyone who fits the bill?We know what kind of house we want, but we haven't yet found one that fits the bill.We wanted an experienced journalist, and Watts fit the bill.And the martini fits the bill?Many other jobs get handed out simply because a minister happens to know some one who might fit the bill.Only the Lockheed Hercules would fit the bill.The martini perfectly fits the bill because of its simplicity.But it also fits the bill because people could order their favorite liquor.A floral design with a Regency stripe background, for example, fits the bill perfectly.The fact that she and Hugh happened to fit the bill seemed to give her every opportunity for finding out.There were of course other ways in which Worldwide Plaza fit the bill very well.
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