Phrasal Verbs

pay off (2)

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If something you do pays off, it ends up giving you some benefit or a good result.

For example

  • 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.

Quick Quiz

All that exercise and good food has really paid off for my dad. He's over eighty and he's

a. always sick

b. still really healthy

c. made lots of money

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