Значение идиомы pay one’s way

[pay one’s way] {v. phr.} 1. To pay in cash or labor for yourexpenses.

He paid his way by acting as a guide.

2. To beprofitable; earn as much as you cost someone; be valuable to anemployer; to yield a return above expenses.

The bigger truck paidits way from the start.

We had to offer our new manager a largesalary, but he was a capable man, and paid his way.


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Значение идиомы pay one’s way