pay dearly

pay dearly
suffer for a misdemeanour or failure.

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  • pay dearly — ► pay dearly suffer for a misdemeanour or failure. Main Entry: ↑pay …   English terms dictionary

  • pay dearly for —    If you pay dearly for something that you do or say, you suffer a lot as a result of it.     If you leave your job now, you may have to pay dearly for it …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • pay dearly — obtain something at a high cost or great effort his master must have paid dearly for such a magnificent beast ■ suffer for an error or failure they paid dearly for wasting goalscoring opportunities …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay — ► VERB (past and past part. paid) 1) give (someone) money due for work, goods, or an outstanding debt. 2) give (a sum of money) thus owed. 3) be profitable or advantageous: crime doesn t pay. 4) suffer a loss or misfortune as a consequence of an… …   English terms dictionary

  • dearly — [[t]dɪ͟ə(r)li[/t]] 1) ADV GRADED: ADV with v (emphasis) If you love someone dearly, you love them very much. [FORMAL] She loved her father dearly. 2) ADV GRADED: ADV before v (emphasis) If you would dearly like to do or have something, you would… …   English dictionary

  • pay — pay1 [ peı ] (present participle paying; past tense and past participle paid [ peıd ] ) verb *** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to give money in order to buy something: pay for: Let me pay for dinner. pay someone for something: Can I pay you for …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pay — 1 /peI/ verb past tense and past participle paid /peId/ 1 GIVE MONEY (I, T) to give someone money for something you have bought, or for something they have done for you: They ran off without paying. | Didn t pay em a penny, just asked em to do it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay */*/*/ — I UK [peɪ] / US verb Word forms pay : present tense I/you/we/they pay he/she/it pays present participle paying past tense paid UK [peɪd] / US past participle paid Get it right: pay: The verb pay is never followed by a direct object that refers to …   English dictionary

  • pay — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ hourly, monthly, weekly ▪ full, half (both esp. BrE) ▪ He has taken leave on half pay. ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • pay through the nose — phrasal : to pay exorbitantly or dearly * * * pay through the nose To pay more than the fair price, to pay dearly • • • Main Entry: ↑pay * * * informal pay much more than a fair price * * * pay through the nose informal : to pay a very high price …   Useful english dictionary

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