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
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They're capable of working their passage to the boudoir; it's nice to leave us wanting more, but nicer still not to leave us feeling short-changed.