|pay my respects
||attend a ceremony or send a symbol of your respect for someone
||Remembrance Day allows us to pay our respects to the people who defended our country.
||pay all that you owe, pay the balance
||I want to pay off my loan now - pay the whole balance.
||reward you, give you what you want
||Studying pays off. You get higher grades.
||We invested in property, hoping for a pay-off when we sell it.
|pay the penalty
||pay a fine, endure, receive punishment
||He paid the penalty for his laziness: failure.
|pay the price
||work hard, endure, suffer
||To be an Olympic athlete, you have to pay the price: pain.
|pay the shot
||pay the whole bill, pay for everybody's ticket etc.
||Uncle Sammy paid the whole shot for our trip to Europe.
|pay through the nose
||pay high rates for rent or service, cost an arm...
||If you rent a condo in Dover, you'll pay through the nose.
||show that you respect or admire a person, honor someone
||In a letter to Ms. Lee, the City paid tribute to her for service to her community.
||pay what is owed, pay a bet you lost
||When I see Todd, I'll ask him to pay up. He owes me $20.