pay (one's) way

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pay (one's) way

To pay for oneself or another person; to contribute one's or someone else's portion of the cost (of something). I appreciate the offer, but I can pay my way! His parents paid his way all through college, so it's no wonder he has no concept of working to earn his own keep.
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pay someone's way

to pay the costs (of something) for a person. My aunt is going to pay my way to Floridaonly if I take her with me!
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pay one's way

1. Also, pay one's own way. Pay in full for one's expenses, as in She paid her way through college by working in the library.
2. pay someone's way. Pay someone's expenses, as in Dad offered to pay my way if I went to Spain with him.
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pay your way

meet all your expenses out of your own pocket.
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pay (one's) way

To contribute one's own share; pay for oneself.
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Chaperones used not only to watch over their charges but also pay their way.