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pay one's debt to societyTo serve time in prison or a similar correctional facility.Rate it:

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mutual admiration societyA group of two or more people, in a workplace or other social environment, who routinely express considerable esteem and support for one another, sometimes to the point of exaggeration or pretense.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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beyond one's pay gradeBeyond one's capability.Rate it:

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beyond one's pay gradeBeyond one's level of authority.Rate it:

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pay one's duesTo acquire status or to earn the right to enjoy certain benefits, especially through lengthy experience, hardship, or service to an organization.Rate it:

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pay one's duesTo outlay money which is owed as a membership fee or price of admission.Rate it:

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pay forTo exchange for, especially money for goods or services.Rate it:

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pay offyield good results; succeed.Rate it:

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pay outTo distribute money; to disburse.Rate it:

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pay the freightTo bear the cost.Rate it:

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pay upTo pay for something in total, after a certain amount of time after receiving a purchase.Rate it:

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you get what you pay forIn commercial transactions, the quality of goods and services increases as the prices increase, i.e., the more one pays, the better the merchandise.2003, Michael Blumenthal, "For Whom the School Bell Tolls," Time, 7 Dec.:Though it may sound unapologetically capitalistic to say soRate it:

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pay outTo repay, take revenge.Rate it:

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hell to payVery unpleasant consequences; a great deal of trouble.Rate it:

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if you pay peanuts, you get monkeysOffering a low salary will not attract skilled employees.Rate it:

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pay a visitTo visit.Rate it:

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pay attentionTo be attentive; to focus one's attention.Rate it:

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pay forTo be punished or held accountable for.Rate it:

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pay for itTo suffer the consequences of one's actions.Rate it:

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pay offTo bribe, especially to deter oversight.Rate it:

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pay offTo become worthwhile after a lapse.Rate it:

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pay outTo slacken a rope by lengthening it; to allow a rope to run out.Rate it:

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pay packetA sealed envelope containing a person's wages.Rate it:

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pay packetthe amount a person earns from employment.Rate it:

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pay the billsTo provide enough income to sustain one's lifestyle.Rate it:

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pay the fiddlerTo contribute in order to participate.Rate it:

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pay the fiddlerTo face the consequences of one’s actions..Rate it:

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pay the freightTo pay for the cost of transport.Rate it:

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pay the piperTo pay a monetary debt or experience unfavorable consequences, especially when the payment or consequences are inevitable in spite of attempts to avoid them.Rate it:

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pay through the noseTo pay a high price, especially an exorbitant or excessive amount, either in money or in some other manner.Rate it:

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rob peter to pay paulTo solve a problem in a way that makes another problem worse.Rate it:

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cut off one's nose to spite one's faceTo harm oneself as a result of attempting to harm an adversary.Rate it:

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damned if one does and damned if one doesn'tA dilemma where either choice results in a negative outcome.Rate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindWords spoken by Neil Armstrong when taking the first steps on the moon.Rate it:

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put one's money where one's mouth isMore generally, to take an obvious stake in the truth of a claim that one is making.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketDevoting all of one’s resources to one thing.Rate it:

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all one's eggs in one basketInvesting heavily in just one area.Rate it:

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cut one's coat according to one's clothLive according to your means.Rate it:

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have one's wits about oneTo remain calm, composed, or aware.Rate it:

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have one's work cut out for oneTo face a large task or project.Rate it:

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it takes one to know oneThe person criticizing is as bad as the person being criticized.Rate it:

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keep one on one's toesTo keep one attentive, active, busy or alert.Rate it:

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keep one's cards close to one's chestTo avoid revealing one's thoughts, circumstances, or plans.Rate it:

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one by oneIndividually in succession; one at a time.Rate it:

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one can run but one can't hideThere is nothing someone can do to evade something.You can run but you can't hide.Rate it:

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one can't hold two watermelons in one handdo not attempt to take on more than you can handleRate it:

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one small step for man, one giant leap for mankindA cliché used to exaggerate an accomplishment or milestone..Rate it:

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one's bark is worse than one's biteThe individual acts threatening but is relatively harmless.Rate it:

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one's got to do what one's got to doA person must do what he or she feels obliged to do.Rate it:

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