pay the freight

pay the freight
a) To pay for the cost of transport.

I dont want to pay the freight on the kind of conspicuous consumption that thrives on Mercedes or Jaguars.

b) To bear the cost.

Stores that were large enough to pay the freight hired their own in-house detectives and security, but lots of companies were far too small to handle that kind of expense on a full-time basis.


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