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. English
parents 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Mar. 2023.

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