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v. to deliver money owed.

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"Sourcing local produce is slightly more expensive, but people are prepared to pay the piper at the end of the day." The firm works with schools and councils to promote the use of local produce through training and support.
It's no wonder they took the money but unfortunately thanks to the credit crunch they are about to pay the piper.
They all know what it's about as they have got to pay the piper. The money doesn't matter as it's got to be paid to the piper."
This is why, for both airborne minute particles and those particles spread by foot traffic, you must take measures ahead of time or pay the piper later.
Since we pay the piper, though, we ought to call the tune - however humble our status.
YOLEN, Jane & STEMPLE, Adam, Pay the piper; a rock 'n' roll fairy tale.
In fact it wouldn't pay them to play any games that couldn't guarantee a full house even at Croke Park, I can only see one winner in this dispute and it is the clubs who pay the piper.
Nickel & Dime (1992) C Thomas Howell hasn't forked over taxes in eight years--thanks to CPA Wallace Shawn--but now it's time to pay the piper.
That's obscene and footballer's wages are now beginning to turn the stomachs of those who pay the piper.
'I guess I've always unconsciously expected this day would come - it's time to pay the piper.'"