pay your way

pay your way
pay your way phrase
to pay for everything that you need or use yourself, rather than allowing or expecting other people to pay for you

Your children grow up and they start to pay their way.

Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym
Main entry: pay

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pay your (own) way
: to use your own money to pay for the things you need or do

She got a part-time job in order to pay her way through college.

Students must pay their own way if they choose to participate in the trip.

I wanted to buy him dinner, but he insisted on paying his own way.

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Main Entry:pay

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pay your ˈway idiom
to pay for everything yourself without having to rely on anyone else's money
Main entry:payidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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