pay the freight

idiom

Definition of pay the freight

: to pay the amount of money required for carrying goods The buyer paid the full freight. sometimes used figuratively in U.S. Englishparents struggling to pay the freight for their children's college educationHe warns that taxpayers will end up paying the freight for the new stadium.

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“Pay the freight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pay%20the%20freight. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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