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pay increase

This page is about the collocation pay increase

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

an increase in the amount of money paid as a wage or salary

For example

  • Don't you think it's time we had a pay increase?

  • Pay increases haven't kept up with inflation, so real earnings have declined.

Note:
Also "pay rise" (Br English) and "pay raise" (Am English)

Quick Quiz

After getting a pay increase, the workers

a. were paid more money

b. had to pay more money

c. had to pay more workers

Contributor: Matt Errey