it never pays to (do something)

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it never pays to (do something)

It is never a wise or advantageous idea to do the thing specified; doing this specific thing will never yield a positive effect. While it may be tempting, it never pays to exaggerate the list of accomplishments on your résumé. In my experience, it never pays to try to make short-term earnings by avoiding paying your taxes in full.
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it always/never pays to do something

it is always/never wise to do something: It always pays to get good professional advice.It never pays to cheat in exams because you will always be discovered eventually.
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