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 for To foot a bill
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Foot \Foot\, v. t.
     1. To kick with the foot; to spurn. --Shak.
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     2. To set on foot; to establish; to land. [Obs.]
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              What confederacy have you with the traitors
              Late footed in the kingdom?           --Shak.
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     3. To tread; as, to foot the green. --Tickell.
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     4. To sum up, as the numbers in a column; -- sometimes with
        up; as, to foot (or foot up) an account.
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     5. To seize or strike with the talon. [Poet.] --Shak.
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     6. To renew the foot of, as of a stocking. --Shak.
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     To foot a bill, to pay it. [Colloq.] -- To foot it, to
        walk; also, to dance.
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              If you are for a merry jaunt, I'll try, for once,
              who can foot it farthest.             --Dryden.
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