Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fit the bill

fit the bill
Meaning(s)
1) someone/something is suitable for a particular purpose
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • the job requires someone with experience, and I believe that I fit the bill
  • Analysis

    If you say someone or something fits the bill it means that they have the qualities or skills that fit what is needed. If someone or something fits the bill they are suited to a particular use or job perfectly and fit the requirements.

  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I've been looking for a new sofa for my sitting room and I think this one fits the bill perfectly.
    2. Paul is skillful, quick, and a great team player. If it's a new midfielder you need; he can fit the bill.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. In the job interview, I told them that I knew they wanted someone with good experience and qualifications to fill the role, and that I believed I fitted the bill.
    2. When I first hired Gary I thought he was the ideal person for the job, but 2 weeks in I'm not sure that he's fitting the bill anymore.
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