pay the price

pay the price

To experience the consequences of one's actions or misdeeds. If you get caught cheating on your exam, you'll have to pay the price—which could include expulsion. I sure paid the price for staying up late when I fell asleep at my desk in the library.
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pay the price

 
1. Lit. to pay the price that is asked for goods or services.(Usually implying that the price is high.) If this is the quality of goods that you require, you will have to pay the price.
2. Fig. to suffer the consequences for doing something or risking something. Oh, my head! I am paying the price for drinking too much last night.
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pay the ˈprice/ˈpenalty (for something/for doing something)

suffer as a result of bad luck, a mistake or something you have done: They’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past and now they’re paying the price.I’m really paying the penalty for all those late nights. I feel terrible today.
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pay the price, to

To obtain one thing by sacrificing another, more valuable one. The idea is old, but this expression of it dates only from the late nineteenth century. President Woodrow Wilson used it in a speech in 1916: “There is a price which is too great to pay for peace, and that price can be put in one word: One cannot pay the price of self-respect.”
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His security from the danger that threatens him is in my hands alone; and he shall pay the price of his rescue to the last farthing of the debt that justice claims for me as my due -- no more, and no less.
"I love a tender sensation," answered the niece, "and would pay the price of a tear for it at any time."--"Well, but show me," said the aunt, "what was you reading when I came in; there was something very tender in that, I believe, and very loving too.
To pay the price out of sheer heart-love that could recognize no price too great to pay, had been the ennoblement of Dag Daughtry which Michael had worked.
At any rate, whether I had given cause or not it went without saying that I could not pay the price. I could not accept.
This optical trick gave her a sort of phantasmagoric brightness, and while I was still the victim of it I heard a whisper somewhere in the depths of my conscience: "Why not, after all--why not?" It seemed to me I was ready to pay the price. Still more distinctly however than the whisper I heard Miss Tita's own voice.
'They bring the body, and we pay the price,' he used to say, dwelling on the alliteration - 'QUID PRO QUO.' And, again, and somewhat profanely, 'Ask no questions,' he would tell his assistants,
He understood his duty, in short, to have three branches: to take what was brought, to pay the price, and to avert the eye from any evidence of crime.
The poor and vulnerable will pay the price for leaving the EU just as they paid the price for the greed of bankers.
Summary: Istanbul [Turkey], Jun 20 (ANI): Shortly upon the release of a UN report regarding Jamal Khashoggi's killing, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday said that late journalist's killers "will pay the price."
CHINESE state media has warned UBS economist Paul Donovan must "pay the price" over remarks he made referencing Chinese pigs.
He said: "After the mayhem caused by TSB's computer meltdown last year, it must be made absolutely clear that customers will not pay the price again.
There is a high cost to crime in our state and we need to consider who is paying the price for this - victims pay the price, families pay the price and taxpayers pay the price, said Lee.
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I have read that Phillip Hammond, the Chancellor, has told us that somebody will have to pay the price for the mess created by this present government, and that somebody will be the British public.
The Communication Workers Union said it was clear the Government will try to make workers pay the price of leaving the EU.