you billed sixty-one hours per week&
1.in John Grisham's 'Firm', chapter 13, when describing a lawyer who works very hard and overtime, one guy says:
"For the month of October you billed an average of sixty-one hours per week",
I don't understand why "bill" is used here instead of "work", does it mean "charge" ? for lawyers usually charge as per hours they work?
2. same novel, chapter18, refer to the lawyers return to work after Chrismas , it reads "after three days of unbillable, of no production, of exile from their sanctuaries, of turkey and ham and cranberry sauce and new toys that came unassembled, the rested and rejuvenated lawyeres returned to the fortress on Front Street with a vengeance" , do "toys" mean toys here, do adults in the States play toys on Chrismas days?
thanks a lot