work (one's) passage

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work (one's) passage

To do work in exchange for free travel to a specific town or country. After his company went bust in Los Angeles, Martin had to work his passage back to his family's home in Britain.
See also: passage, work

work your passage

work in return for a free place on a voyage.
See also: passage, work
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ON DECK Ruth Lawson working her passage from Kristiansand, Norway, to Hartlepool aboard Dutch schooner Eendracht LAST PORT OF CALL The Russian tall ship Mir arrives at Hartlepool, the final stop of the 54th Tall Ships Race
Meanwhile, Hudson, who is playing McConaughey's soon-to-be ex-wife, is working her passage on a millionaire's yacht.
The young singer had already demonstrated her resourcefulness, working her passage from Australia to Italy on a cruise liner bound for the port of Genoa.
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