he who pays the piper calls the tune. Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “he who pays the piper calls the tune.” in the English Dictionary

"he who pays the piper calls the tune." in British English

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he who pays the piper calls the tune.

saying said to ​emphasize that the ​person who is ​paying someone to do something can ​decide how it should be done
(Definition of he who pays the piper calls the tune. from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “he who pays the piper calls the tune.”
in Chinese (Simplified) 谁是老板谁说了算。…
in Chinese (Traditional) 誰是老闆誰說了算。/財大者氣粗。…
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