Definition of double bill in English:

double bill


  • A program of entertainment with two main items or personalities.

    ‘a double bill of pianist Donegan and alto sax star Woods’
    • ‘Last night I happened to watch two excellent TV programmes, a double bill of Middleton's excellent Surviving Extremes series, which pit the Oxbridge don and travel writer against the world's most inhospitable climates.’
    • ‘This year's event is being held next Saturday, May 29, and there's a great double bill featuring entertainment from two of our top Country and Irish music performers.’
    • ‘I say a double bill, but both these offerings are so brief that they feel like scenes towards plays rather than real theatrical meat.’
    • ‘This lively production, which had a sell-out run earlier this year, is part of a double bill from Cartway productions for the 2002 Fringe Theatre Festival.’
    • ‘We know each other from working in the theatre together and doing a Pinter double bill.’
    • ‘Everything changed in 1962 when I wandered into a double bill of Resnais movies at a Boston art theater.’
    • ‘The double bill consists of A Slight Ache and Ashes to Ashes.’
    • ‘Geoffrey Whitworth Theatre continues to deliver high standards of challenging drama with a one-act double bill featuring Stoppard's A Separate Peace and Vaclav Havel's Audience.’
    • ‘At the Live Arts Festival to perform his double bill Rite of Spring and Behind Resonance, he shows he's not just a choreographer but a visual artist of the highest caliber.’
    • ‘His third visit to Glasgow's CCA comes at the end of this week, and will see him perform a double bill of works that would doubtless make his friend Amanda proud.’
    • ‘The double bill comprises The Ruffian on the Stair and The Erpingham Camp, both plays originally commissioned for radio and then re-written and expanded for the theatre.’
    • ‘A double bill of theatrical productions from two much-loved stories of Oscar Wilde, will be performed at the Linenhall Arts Centre on Thursday next, August 25th at 8pm.’
    • ‘This double bill of monologues from the creative team Urmum Productions creates a powerful exploration of twisted masculinity and a search for catharsis that comes as a result of a wasted or tragic life.’
    • ‘Two highly-acclaimed and award-winning American plays from last year's Edinburgh Festival will make their London debut as a double bill.’
    • ‘The play was originally conceived as part of a double bill.’
    • ‘Northern Broadsides are on the march with a Shakespeare double bill of The Merry Wives and the first major production of King John for more than ten years.’
    • ‘I went to see a double bill of two plays by Harold Pinter.’
    • ‘Beckett & Brecht is the collective title for the double bill at the newly refurbished Theatre Centre.’
    • ‘For the lucky many who came, it was an entertaining double bill.’
    • ‘Saturday, May 7 sees a special double bill of entertainment for The Allingham Arms Hotel in Bundoran.’


  • Charge (different accounts) for the same expenses.

    ‘her two restaurants were double-billed for the one refrigerator’
    [no object] ‘the previous accounting program had a tendency to double-bill’
    • ‘If the facility bills Medicare Part B directly for your services, it should adjust its Cost Reports so that it is not double billing.’
    • ‘Meanwhile in Toronto, the mayor, with a strained voice, explains to irate restaurant owners why they're being double billed for garbage pickup.’
    • ‘They're also trying to double bill by threatening any ISP that hosts any of these e-commerce sites, saying they also need to pay up.’
    • ‘Inmate banking erroneously double billed my account $66.05, wiping out my balance, so, I have been without postage stamps for the past two weeks.’
    • ‘Another example of over-billing happened to 49 Aer Lingus customers last month who were double billed for flight insurance ranging up to €114.’
    • ‘Your checking account could be double billed, but ‘that could happen right now with a credit transaction,’ said Fowler.’


double bill

/ˈˌdəbəl ˈbil/