pay your own way

pay your own way
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

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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