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pay the fiddler to

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  • pay\ the\ fiddler — • pay the piper • pay the fiddler v. phr. To suffer the results of being foolish; pay or suffer because of your foolish acts or wasting money. Bob had spent all his money and got into debt, so now he must pay the piper. Fred had a fight, broke a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pay the fiddler — verb a) To face the consequences of one’s actions. The three day party had been a lot of fun, but now it was time to pay the fiddler. b) To contribute in order to participate. If you want to dance, you’ve got to pay the fiddler <! This should… …   Wiktionary

  • pay the fiddler (to) —  Pay what one owes; take the consequences.  The phrase comes from the proverb “He who dances must pay the piper.”  ► “Eastern Europe’s banks pay the piper after the heady days of the early ’90s.” (Wall Street Journal, April 18, 1996, p. A12) …   American business jargon

  • they that dance must pay the fiddler — Cf. he who pays the piper calls the tune, where the emphasis is reversed. To pay the piper (fiddler, etc.) means ‘to bear the cost (of an enterprise)’. The proverb is now predominantly found in US use. 1638 J. TAYLOR Taylor’s Feast in Works… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • he\ who\ dances\ must\ pay\ the\ fiddler — proverb See: pay the piper …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pay the piper — or[pay the fiddler] {v. phr.} To suffer the results of being foolish; pay or suffer because of your foolish acts or wasting money. * /Bob had spent all his money and got into debt, so now he must pay the piper./ * /Fred had a fight, broke a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay the piper — or[pay the fiddler] {v. phr.} To suffer the results of being foolish; pay or suffer because of your foolish acts or wasting money. * /Bob had spent all his money and got into debt, so now he must pay the piper./ * /Fred had a fight, broke a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pay\ the\ piper — • pay the piper • pay the fiddler v. phr. To suffer the results of being foolish; pay or suffer because of your foolish acts or wasting money. Bob had spent all his money and got into debt, so now he must pay the piper. Fred had a fight, broke a… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • pay the piper — verb a) To pay expenses for something, and thus be in a position to be in control (i.e. to be able to call the tune). Those that pay the piper must command the tune. b) To pay a monetary debt or experience unfavorable consequences, especially… …   Wiktionary

  • pay — noun see pay beforehand was never well served no cure, no pay verb see he that cannot pay, let him pray if you pay peanuts, you get monkeys crime doesn’t pay they that dance must pay the fiddler …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • fiddler — See: PAY THE PIPER or PAY THE FIDDLER …   Dictionary of American idioms

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