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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.
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So, for example, if you ship to India, the suppliers ship the material to the port, and the paper mills that are inland and sort of the equivalent of Chicago to New York, they're paying the freight to get it to their mill.
Advertisers, not consumers, are paying the freight.
The attraction should be in the trade halls where the suppliers are paying the freight and expect to get traffic and makes sales--not have customers drawn off to seminars and other events that might dilute traffic," he said.
Bull Moose Tube will securely access the BestTransport TES via the Internet to automate and manage the process of shipping their freight, ranging from creating loads and selecting carriers to tracking product delivery and paying the freight bill.
Paying the freight for production of as many as three quarterly editions of The Masthead has been a primary commitment of the Foundation for the past several years, and will continue to be.
specification does not determine the party responsible for paying the freight charges, such specification must be made separately.
In this word, letting the energy secretary jet to India for $750,000, or put her best friend on the payroll at a little over standard government pay scales, or hire private firms to monitor reporters (producing a list of agency friends and enemies), is just paying the freight for efficient (read: irrelevant) performance.
consumer will not once again be sold down the river by our government, in terms of paying the freight, so that producers can take advantage of Uncle Sam's good nature.
it's been well worth the cost which is being so heavily emphasized by those paying the freight .
Despite cheery predictions of Iraq's oil revenue paying the freight for occupation, "It's not going to be self-financing," says L.