pad the bill

pad the bill

To inflate the charges made to someone for some product, meal, or service by adding extra, typically unnecessary or unwanted items or fees. Their website is really easy to use, but I hate that they pad the bill with so many fees and charges right at the very end. Don't let them pad the bill with extra services you don't want or need.
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pad the bill

Fig. to put unnecessary or additional items on a bill to make the total cost higher. The plumber had padded the bill with things we didn't need. I was falsely accused of padding the bill.
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If these tactics fail to pad the bill enough, unnecessary work will be performed.
In December last year, the officials allegedly had a limousine taxi company pad the bill for charter contracts, receiving taxi tickets worth 12 million yen from the firm as kickbacks, according to the sources.
The two chartered limousines from a Tokyo-based limousine rental firm as part of their preparations for the G-8 event and allegedly asked the company to pad the bills by exaggerating the number of limousines hired.