To pay the bills

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Definition

This job pays the bills: I only work in this job because I need the money
idiom

(the sales team's work) pays the bills: (the sales team's work) provides income for the company
idiom

a bill: an invoice, a check (US); a banknote (US)
noun

Examples

  • "After all, it's these perfumes and cosmetics that pay our bills!"

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