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Meaning of “pay the price” in the English Dictionary

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pay the price

C2 to ​experience the ​badresult of something you have done: If you ​abuseyourbody now, you'll pay the ​price when you're ​older.
(Definition of pay the price from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “pay the price”
in Chinese (Simplified) 吃苦头,付出代价…
in Chinese (Traditional) 吃苦頭,付出代價…
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