pay your dues

pay your dues
Pay your dues
If you have paid your dues, you have had your own struggles and earned your place or position.

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  • pay your dues — to work hard and have difficult experiences in order to become successful I ve paid my dues. It s time that I began reaping some benefits. • • • Main Entry: ↑due pay your dues see ↑due, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑pay …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay your dues — pay (your) dues to earn respect because you worked hard to develop a skill. She paid her dues playing in small clubs in New York before an album made her famous. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of dues (= money paid to belong to an… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Pay Your Dues — Infobox Film name = Pay Your Dues image size = caption = director = Vincent P. Bryan Hal Roach producer = Hal Roach writer = H.M. Walker narrator = starring = Harold Lloyd music = cinematography = Walter Lundin editing = distributor = released =… …   Wikipedia

  • pay your dues — work hard and learn, be loyal for years    In the sport of rodeo, you have to pay your dues to get respect …   English idioms

  • pay dues — pay (your) dues to earn respect because you worked hard to develop a skill. She paid her dues playing in small clubs in New York before an album made her famous. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of dues (= money paid to belong to an… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pay — 1 /peI/ verb past tense and past participle paid /peId/ 1 GIVE MONEY (I, T) to give someone money for something you have bought, or for something they have done for you: They ran off without paying. | Didn t pay em a penny, just asked em to do it …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay — pay1 W1S1 [peı] v past tense and past participle paid [peıd] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(give money)¦ 2¦(bill/tax/rent)¦ 3¦(wage/salary)¦ 4 pay attention (to somebody/something) 5¦(legal cost)¦ 6¦(say something good)¦ 7¦(good result)¦ 8¦(profit)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pay one’s dues — tv. to serve one’s time in a menial role. (See also pay one’s dues (to society).) □ I spent some time as a bus boy, so I’ve paid my dues in the serving business. □ You have to start out at the bottom. Pay your dues, and then you’ll appreciate… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • take-home pay — noun what is left of your pay after deductions for taxes and dues and insurance etc • Hypernyms: ↑wage, ↑pay, ↑earnings, ↑remuneration, ↑salary * * * noun also take home ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ …   Useful english dictionary

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