pay the freight

pay the freight

To bear the cost(s) (of something); to pay or compensate payment (for something). Every year, it's the government (and ultimately, the taxpayer) who has to pay the freight for over a million incarcerated prisoners. Don't worry, even if a few containers get "lost" during transit, it's the shipping company's insurance that pays the freight.
See also: pay
References in classic literature ?
He shrunk up his shoulders at it when it was first proposed to him; but in a few days after he came to me, with one of the missionary priests for his interpreter, and told me he had a proposal to make to me, which was this: he had bought a great quantity of our goods, when he had no thoughts of proposals made to him of buying the ship; and that, therefore, he had not money to pay for the ship: but if I would let the same men who were in the ship navigate her, he would hire the ship to go to Japan; and would send them from thence to the Philippine Islands with another loading, which he would pay the freight of before they went from Japan: and that at their return he would buy the ship.
An' we can afford to pay the freight on it, can't we?
Specifically, those hard-won dollars will pay the freight for, among other things, the next year's worth of energetic and impactful multi-platform investigative reporting to supplement our first-in-class daily reporting, a continued beating of the drums for greater transparency and disclosure by public officials and institutions, a redoubled focus on educating the rest of the country about the realities of life in Texas, and a statewide suite of hot-seat events that hold politicians and newsmakers accountable before audiences of our fellow citizens.
Murtaza Mughal said that last year, the government decided to pay the freight subsidy to contractor only if a tanker if emptied in the PSO depot located in Janglot which reduced corruption.
He's being sarcastic, and knows we need people to pay the freight on habitat protection.
Bill Maher is usually funny and fairly far left politically, so I was struck to hear him declare in March on his show on HBO that the rich "actually do pay the freight in this country.
To sweeten the pot Bare Necessities will pay the freight so you don't have to worry about the shipping costs
The guarantee is backed by AGIS's promise to pay the freight bill on any TOPOG-E[R] order that is received by 1 p.
We pay the freight and yet we're constantly being lied to and deceived.
The victim bills the job to the credit cards, then the scammer gets the victim to pay the freight (often large) via Western Union.
Now, are you cool with helping pay the freight for this $500,000,000 invested into a long-term mall-a-riffic project, or would that dough be better spent on a personal trainer for doughboy short-term investment Andruw Jones?
If we want to stay here, we'll have to pay the freight, which is 100 plus dollars per square foot.
The compulsion in the medicare law is directed solely at those who will pay the freight.
In fact, football and men's basketball pay the freight for the other sports at most BCS universities.