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penalty box

In ice hockey, the area that a penalized player must stay in for the duration of the penalty. How are we going to tie this game with our best player in the penalty box?
See also: box, penalty

pay the penalty for (something)

Literally, to pay money for something that incurs a cost. You're going to have to pay the penalty for the vase that your son broke. We didn't have to pay the penalty for the water we used at our previous residence, so we were shocked when our first water bill came in the mail after moving to this country.
See also: pay, penalty

pay the penalty

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

pay the penalty

1. Lit. to pay a fine for doing something wrong. You ran the red light and now you will have to pay the penalty.
2. Fig. to suffer the consequences for doing something wrong. My head really hurts. I am paying the penalty for getting drunk last night.
See also: pay, penalty

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.
See also: pay, penalty, price
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Aguirre said death penalty needs to be imposed to send a chilling effect to criminals, noting that the death penalty was never abolished by the 1987 Constitution.
Other themes considered included whether the hospital described the readmission penalty as being related to past behavior from a physician group, being a teaching hospital, having inadequate nursing staff levels, lacking community resources, and having a large number of patients with behavioral health problems.
They can roll over the balance into their own IRA and pay no tax, in which case distributions from that IRA before age 59 1/2 will be subject to the 10% penalty unless one of the other exceptions applies.
They must determine the existence and penalty periods of any gifts that might render an applicant ineligible for Medicaid, obtain a current appraisal of the property involved (including whether the applicant's equity in the home renders them Medicaid-ineligible), and determine the existence of an annuity for which the state must be named the remainder beneficiary.
Prejean vows to keep working for an end to the death penalty, and that is good news.
The order requires the Bank of Pontiac to pay a civil money penalty of $32,550, which will be remitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency for deposit into the National Flood Mitigation Fund.
I wrote that some of what he had said in the encyclical Evangelium Vitae had been wonderful and had pushed the death penalty to the edge.
Undisclosed transactions that lack "economic substance" (under proposed statutory criteria) could draw a 40 percent penalty.
When it comes to the death penalty, white lives are considered more valuable than black lives in Maryland," Richard Dieter says of the Death Penalty Information Center.
Consumers with blemished credit histories usually pay higher interest rates but the prepayment penalty may help reduce these rates.
The imposition of the death penalty is racially biased: Nearly 90% of persons executed were convicted of killing whites, although people of color make up over half of all homicide victims in the United States.
Several polls showed overwhelming approval for McVeigh's execution-up to 80 percent-but also a good deal of ambivalence about the death penalty in general.
Another chance to have a discussion that, amazingly, seems to be experiencing a resurgence in this country: whether the death penalty makes any sense.