be paid up


: having given all of the money that one owes on a debt until a specific date.
You're (all) paid up through June.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web If the board decides to fire Jackson without giving a reason, the contract allows Jackson to be paid up to $187,500, or six months’ salary. Kristen Taketa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 However, a person who's entitled to more than one type of Social Security benefit can only be paid up to the higher of those benefit rates. Laurence Kotlikoff, Forbes, 4 July 2021 In December, the attorney general’s office picked Lanier to lead the lawsuit against Google and inked a contract that allows him to be paid up to $945 an hour. Allie Morris, Dallas News, 16 July 2021 While many companies may ask for a deposit, BBB suggests that no more than one-third of the job be paid up front. Leah Napoliello, Houston Chronicle, 5 Sep. 2020 Organizations will be paid up to $2,200 per program that each participant completes, for a total of up to $8,800 per participant. Detroit Free Press, 27 Jan. 2023 People who participate in the full two-year study may be paid up to $3,490, according to the release. Becky Jacobs, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 Jan. 2022 Prosecutors alleged that, starting in 2012, Mr. Lieber participated in China’s Thousand Talents program and was under contract to be paid up to $50,000 a month to work at the Wuhan University of Technology, advising students and researchers there. Aruna Viswanatha, WSJ, 14 Dec. 2021 The additional fees you’re required to pay will either be paid up front as part of the down payment or factored into the monthly loan payment. Elizabeth Rivelli, Car and Driver, 24 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Be paid up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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