pay the freight

Definition of pay the freight

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

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to make due return to for services rendered or property delivered

    :  to engage for money :  hire

    :  to give in return for goods or service

  1. :  something paid for a purpose and especially as a salary or wage :  remuneration

    :  the act or fact of paying or being paid

    :  the status of being paid by an employer :  employ

  1. :  containing or leading to something precious or valuable

    :  equipped with a coin slot for receiving a fee for use

    :  requiring payment

  1. :  to coat with a waterproof composition

  1. :  the compensation paid for the transportation of goods

    :  cost

    :  goods to be shipped :  cargo

  1. :  to load with goods for transportation

    :  burden, charge

    :  to transport or ship by freight

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