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on commission

Making money based on sales or services rendered, as in Real estate agents rarely get a salary; they work largely on commission. This use of the noun commission, which generally refers to a percentage of the total price, dates from the early 1700s.
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on commission

With a sales commission serving as full or partial recompense for the work done: sells boats on commission.
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