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Why Do We Say Costs Can be Footed By Someone?

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Turning a noun into a verb and then employing it in a way that seems completely out of context, the phrase “foot the bill” has long been used to mean paying the cost of something (that usually benefits more than one person).

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http://www.applewoodbooks.com/Evanss-Pedestrious-Tour-of-Four-Thousand-Miles-1818-P2407.aspx
http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/sayingsf.htm
http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=foot
http://ipma.net/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=15
http://watchdog.org/170972/us-taxpayers-foot-bill-ohio-buggy-trail-steamboat/
http://catholiceducation.org/articles/religion/re0670.html
http://superbeefy.com/where-did-the-expression-foot-the-bill-come-from-and-what-does-the-phrase-mean/
http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-foo1.htm

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