in the pay of


: working usually in a secret way for (a person or organization)
He was accused of being in the pay of gangsters.

Examples of in the pay of in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The union came up with the 40% raise request based on the increase in the pay of CEOs at the three automakers over the last four years. Chris Isidore, CNN, 14 Sep. 2023 Disney has sought to rein in the pay of its top executive in recent years after regularly receiving criticism from corporate governance experts. Christopher Palmeri, Fortune, 22 Nov. 2022 Dr Wakefield was in the pay of solicitors who were acting for parents who believed their children had been harmed by MMR [BBC News] . Andrew Moseman, Discover Magazine, 2 Feb. 2010

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“In the pay of.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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