pay your/its way

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 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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pay its way

(of an enterprise) earn enough to cover its costs.
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pay your way

meet all your expenses out of your own pocket.
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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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pay (one's) way

To contribute one's own share; pay for oneself.
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