pay off Meaning in the Cambridge Essential American Dictionary
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Meaning of "pay off" in Essential American English Dictionary

pay off

phrasal verb with pay
 
/peɪ/ verb ( present participle paying, past tense and past participle paid)
If something you have done pays off, it is successful: All her hard work paid off and she passed the exam.
(Definition of pay off from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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