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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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Courtesy a medical situation in Delhi I have spent the past few days with some very patient and dedicated doctors, most of them ex-army but with a great deal of 'bedside manner' (a commodity in short supply) and not dedicated to padding the bill but actually getting the patient well and out.
Judge William Alsup rejected Google's demand that Oracle also pay $2.9 million for costs related to document discovery, calling the search giant's arguments "unpersuasive" and also accusing it of padding the bill.
Assuming the ordeal with my bill at the Swan and Dolphin was a mistake, and taking into account that most people are not in the business of either defrauding claimants or padding the bill, the tight answer is obvious, and the rewards are too.
The firm said workers at the Akasaka office have denied padding the bill.
I question the ethics of padding the bills of the cash customer to attempt to claw back what they have given away to the prepaid plans.