Work your passage - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
work your passage
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.
work your passage work in return for a free place on a voyage.
References in periodicals archive
So you're going to have to work your passage
back into her affections and regain her trust.
Thirty years ago, when I was 18, if you wanted to travel but didn't have much money, it was pretty easy to join the Merchant Navy and work your passage
To have any chance of getting back with your wife, you'll need to work your passage
and that will include wooing her all over again.