Meaning of “pay-as-you-go” in the English Dictionary

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"pay-as-you-go" in British English

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pay-as-you-goadjective [ before noun ]

uk /ˌpeɪ.əz.jəˈɡəʊ/ us /ˌpeɪ.əz.jəˈɡoʊ/

(Definition of “pay-as-you-go” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pay-as-you-go" in Business English

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pay-as-you-gonoun [ U ]


a system in which you pay for a service before you use it, and you cannot use more than you have paid for:

When choosing a mobile phone contract, seven in 10 users choose pay-as-you-go.
Services such as gas and electricity are provided on a pay-as-you-go basis.
a pay-as-you-go mobile phone/pension scheme

(Definition of “pay-as-you-go” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)