pay the price

pay the price
work hard, endure, suffer
  

To be an Olympic athlete, you have to pay the price: pain.


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  • pay the price — ► to experience the bad result of something you have done or that someone else has done: »It is inexcusable for students to be paying the price for backroom deals in the student loan industry. Main Entry: ↑pay …   Financial and business terms

  • pay the price for something — pay the penalty/price/for something phrase to have to deal with the bad effects of something that you have done One day you will all pay the price for your selfish behaviour. Thesaurus: to be responsible for somethingsynonym Main en …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay the price for — • pay the penalty for • pay the price for to suffer the negative result of one s actions …   Idioms and examples

  • pay the price — to accept the unpleasant results of something. He achieved great fame in his later years, but he certainly paid the price. Professional athletes often pay a price for the beating their bodies have taken …   New idioms dictionary

  • pay the price — verb To incur the negative consequences of ones decision. Syn: pay the penalty, pay the piper …   Wiktionary

  • pay the price (for something doing something) — pay the ˈpenalty (for sth/for doing sth) | pay a/the ˈprice (for sth/for doing sth) idiom to suffer because of bad luck, a mistake or sth you have done • He looked terrible this morning. I think he s paying the penalty for all those late nights.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay the price (for for doing something) — pay the ˈpenalty (for sth/for doing sth) | pay a/the ˈprice (for sth/for doing sth) idiom to suffer because of bad luck, a mistake or sth you have done • He looked terrible this morning. I think he s paying the penalty for all those late nights.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay the penalty for something — pay the penalty/price/for something phrase to have to deal with the bad effects of something that you have done One day you will all pay the price for your selfish behaviour. Thesaurus: to be responsible for somethingsynonym Main en …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay the penalty for — • pay the penalty for • pay the price for to suffer the negative result of one s actions …   Idioms and examples

  • pay the piper — verb a) To pay expenses for something, and thus be in a position to be in control (i.e. to be able to call the tune). Those that pay the piper must command the tune. b) To pay a monetary debt or experience unfavorable consequences, especially… …   Wiktionary

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