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pay for itself
Of something paid for, to save one as much money in the long term as one spent on it initially. With the amount of time we've saved in the warehouse, this new automated equipment is already paying for itself. These energy efficient appliances might be more expensive, but they reduce your energy bill so drastically that they pay for themselves in no time.
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pay for itˈself(of a new system, something you have bought, etc.) save as much money as it cost: The rail pass will pay for itself after only about two trips.
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