Working their passage - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
work your passage work in return for a free place on a voyage.
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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.