work (one's) passage

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work (one's) passage

To do work in exchange for free travel to a specific town or country. After his company went bust in Los Angeles, Martin had to work his passage back to his family's home in Britain.
See also: passage, work

work your passage

work in return for a free place on a voyage.
See also: passage, work
References in classic literature ?
I am afraid I can't offer to share the expense, but I'd work my passage if there was anything to be done.
I'm willin' to work my passage, you know, an' I can make most men sick when it comes to hard work.