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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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Beat the rush, and get your swim on before the waves start calling, and Bare Necessities pays the freight.
The company pays the freight price for each case of supplies delivered and offers same-day shipping in the U.
Armstrong pays the freight costs for the tiles, which it uses to manufacture new ceilings Armstrong also presented a special environmental award to Nike Inc.
EST are guaranteed to ship same day or ASCO pays the freight.
They are not supported by the private sector that pays the freight, and repeatedly elections prove this.
It is most important to remember that the candidate is not the client, and that the client pays the freight.
Kodak provides a corrugated container for shipping the empty cameras, supplies the shipping documentation and pays the freight.
By convention, it is assumed that the importer pays the freight charges for transportation services from the border to the destination and that the exporter pays the freight charges for transportation services from the point of origin to the border.
Since the United States pays the freight for many internships and much of resident education, the feds could keep their checkbooks in their pockets until training institutions agree to limit specialties to no more than half of medical school classes.
This increase will apply to all paper and industrial accounts on which KaMin pays the freight for shipment in containers.
Under the program, the company pays the freight costs for shipping the old ceilings, which it uses as raw materials in the manufacture of new ceilings.
But the logistics of securing household electronics requires a different approach and introduces a thorny issue of who pays the freight, literally and figuratively.
Guarantees same-day shipping of in-stock items for all Newark's Canadian customers or Newark pays the freight.