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In accounting, a slang term for adding numbers vertically on a page.
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She also wanted them to foot the bill for a five star hotel," my mole tells me.
The MoD said the Police Service of Northern Ireland would foot the bill.
SCOTS taxpayers will not foot the bill for G4S's security failure.
He said: "Where failures are identi-fied, the companies face a fine as well as having to foot the bill for repairs themselves.
It has been suggested the BBC should help foot the bill for internet upgrades.
One in 20 of those on fixed rates admitted they had no idea how they would foot the bill in future.
But network provider Orange has told the 20-year-old Uwic business student, originally from Milford Haven, he will have to foot the bill because it took him almost a day to report the theft.
These days, with in-vitro fertilization, there are almost no limits on who can have a baby so long as a deep-pocketed health care company is there to foot the bill.
The Consumers' Association said shareholders should be forced to foot the bill for redress payments, rather than the money being taken out of the firm's withprofits fund.
While Regent is free to strengthen and expand its religious activities, it should not be free to ask the state to help foot the bill.
Ironically, million-dollar contributions from companies such as BP Amoco, General Motors, AT&T, and Microsoft helped foot the bill for the high-tech podium he stood upon.