pay the freight

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.
See also: pay
References in classic literature ?
He shrunk up his shoulders at it when it was first proposed to him; but in a few days after he came to me, with one of the missionary priests for his interpreter, and told me he had a proposal to make to me, which was this: he had bought a great quantity of our goods, when he had no thoughts of proposals made to him of buying the ship; and that, therefore, he had not money to pay for the ship: but if I would let the same men who were in the ship navigate her, he would hire the ship to go to Japan; and would send them from thence to the Philippine Islands with another loading, which he would pay the freight of before they went from Japan: and that at their return he would buy the ship.
An' we can afford to pay the freight on it, can't we?"
Meanwhile, the CFS operators pay the freight forwarders similar 'rebates' to patronize their warehouses.
They will try and have easy answers until they go to court and then the taxpayers will have to pay the freight, so our legislators can be told, 'you can't do that.'"
The Brazilian department of environment and natural resources offered to gift three tigresses as a goodwill gesture; we just had to pay the freight and other travel charges,' he said.
The one bit of advice I give to my students is to "not just pay the freight bill, but rather settle the transaction." This means get all the data associated with the transportation as a pre-condition for payment--service and information in exchange for cash.
Specifically, those hard-won dollars will pay the freight for, among other things, the next year's worth of energetic and impactful multi-platform investigative reporting to supplement our first-in-class daily reporting, a continued beating of the drums for greater transparency and disclosure by public officials and institutions, a redoubled focus on educating the rest of the country about the realities of life in Texas, and a statewide suite of hot-seat events that hold politicians and newsmakers accountable before audiences of our fellow citizens.
But ECC Board Chairman Steve Boyd says the county subsidy of $17,429,317 did not change for seven years until Poloncarz announced the increase for the coming year which amounts to $125,000 which Boyd said "is not much of an increase," noting "ECC has had to use reserves and students have had to pay the freight" to keep the college going for some time.
It is seeking between $4 and $5 per subscriber to pay the freight.
Murtaza Mughal said that last year, the government decided to pay the freight subsidy to contractor only if a tanker if emptied in the PSO depot located in Janglot which reduced corruption.
A good friend of mine likes to joke "don't take a kid hunting." He's being sarcastic, and knows we need people to pay the freight on habitat protection.
Bill Maher is usually funny and fairly far left politically, so I was struck to hear him declare in March on his show on HBO that the rich "actually do pay the freight in this country." Especially in California, he said, "it's outrageous what we're paying--over 50 percent.
The guarantee is backed by AGIS's promise to pay the freight bill on any TOPOG-E[R] order that is received by 1 p.m.
Opponents of uniform prices of POL products say if consumers of food grains, vegetables, fruits and many other products have to pay the freight cost why the same law should be applicable of POL products.