pay its way


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pay its way

To earn or save as much money as something cost to buy or produce. The printer was a little bit more expensive than other models, but thanks to its refillable ink tanks it should pay its way within the first six months of using it.
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pay its way

(of an enterprise) earn enough to cover its costs.
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pay your/its (own) ˈway

(of a person, group, etc.) have or make enough money to support yourself/itself: I had to work in a cafe in order to pay my way through college.Each part of the business must be able to pay its own way.
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