pay off (2)
Meaning: If something you do pays off, it ends up giving you some benefit or a good result.
- pay off Changing jobs has really paid off. Even though I make a bit less money, I have a lot more free time and I'm a lot happier.
- pay off Janice got into Harvard University, so all that hard work and extra study has paid off.
All that exercise and good food has really paid off for my dad. He's over eighty and he's