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pay (one's) way

To pay for oneself or another person; to contribute one's or someone else's portion of the cost (of something). I appreciate the offer, but I can pay my way! His parents paid his way all through college, so it's no wonder he has no concept of working to earn his own keep.
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pay someone's way

to pay the costs (of something) for a person. My aunt is going to pay my way to Floridaonly if I take her with me!
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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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pay (one's) way

To contribute one's own share; pay for oneself.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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