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English definition of “pay off”

pay off

phrasal verb with pay     /peɪ/ verb (paid, paid)
[I] informal if something you have done pays off, it is successful: American carriers are hoping that the new service to China will pay off.
(Definition of pay off from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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