it pays

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used to say that doing something is worth the effort or expenseIt pays to study your notes after every class.It pays to advertise.It pays a person to start planning for retirement when young.

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“It pays.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/it%20pays. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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