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payoffnoun [C]

us   /ˈpeɪˌɔf/
  • payoff noun [C] (REWARD)

infml a result that rewards you for your effort or work: After years of study, the payoff is supposed to be a good job.
  • payoff noun [C] (MONEY)

money paid to someone for something that you want done or to not cause you trouble: He denied receiving any kickbacks or payoffs for giving a large contract to the company.
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payoffnoun [C]

also pay-off uk   /ˈpeɪɒf/ us  
HR, WORKPLACE money that is paid to someone so that they do not cause trouble, or to persuade them to leave their job: to accept/receive a payoff to demand/negotiate a payoff If her contract is terminated she will be in line for a $1.2m pay-off.
money received from a business arrangement or an investment: The deal is forecast to produce a pay-off of $160,000. The payoff was greater than investors had been led to believe.
an advantage gained as the result of a decision, series of actions, etc.: The payoff from the new organizational structure has been enormous, for instance in cutting project lead times by 50%.
(Definition of payoff from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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