pay its (or one's) way

pay its (or one's) way
pay its (or one's) way
earn enough to cover its or one's costs.
pay

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  • pay its way — pay its (or one s) way (of an enterprise or person) earn enough to cover its (or one s) costs some students are paying their way through college * * * pay its ˈway idiom (of a business, etc.) to make enough money to pay what it costs to keep it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay — pay1 verb (past and past participle paid) 1》 give (someone) money due for work, goods, or a debt incurred.     ↘give (a sum of money) thus owed.     ↘(pay someone off) dismiss someone with a final payment. 2》 be profitable or advantageous.… …   English new terms dictionary

  • pay\ one's\ way — v. phr. 1. To pay in cash or labor for your expenses. He paid his way by acting as a guide. 2. To be profitable; earn as much as you cost someone; be valuable to an employer; to yield a return above expenses. The bigger truck paid its way from… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pay — 1. v. & n. v.tr. (past and past part. paid) 1 (also absol.) give (a person etc.) what is due for services done, goods received, debts incurred, etc. (paid him in full; I assure you I have paid). 2 a give (a usu. specified amount) for work done, a …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay one's way — {v. phr.} 1. To pay in cash or labor for your expenses. * /He paid his way by acting as a guide./ 2. To be profitable; earn as much as you cost someone; be valuable to an employer; to yield a return above expenses. * /The bigger truck paid its… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay one's way — {v. phr.} 1. To pay in cash or labor for your expenses. * /He paid his way by acting as a guide./ 2. To be profitable; earn as much as you cost someone; be valuable to an employer; to yield a return above expenses. * /The bigger truck paid its… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • way — n. path, route 1) to blaze, clear, pave, prepare; smoothe the way for (to pave the way for reform) 2) to take the (easy) way (out of a difficult situation) 3) to lead; point, show the way 4) to edge; elbow; fight; force; hack; jostle; make;… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pay — ▪ I. pay pay 1 [peɪ] noun [uncountable] the money someone receives for the job they do: • She got the job, but it meant a big pay cut. • an increase in hourly pay • All I want is a full day s work for a full day s pay …   Financial and business terms

  • way — 1 /weI/ noun METHOD 1 (C) a method of doing something: These vegetables can be cooked in several different ways. | At that time, the Pill was the easiest way of ensuring effective contraception. | I ve altered the way I teach science. | I ll tell …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay — I. /peɪ / (say pay) verb (paid, paying) –verb (t) 1. to discharge (a debt, obligation, etc.), as by giving or doing something. 2. to give (money, etc.) as in discharge of debt or obligation. 3. to satisfy the claims of (a person, etc.) as by… …  

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