Meaning of PAY in English

PAY

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a gamble pays off (= succeeds )

She gave up a career in law to become an actor, but the gamble has paid off.

a pay cheque (= one that you get for doing your job )

My pay cheque arrived at the end of each week.

a pay deal (= one that involves an agreement about how much people will be paid )

They are currently negotiating a new pay deal.

a pay dispute (= about how much money employees are paid )

The pay dispute involved 450 staff.

a pay/salary scale

As a senior teacher, she has reached the top of her pay scale.

a policy pays out (= pays you money when you claim it )

I thought my insurance policy would pay out.

a price/pay/wage freeze

a wage/pay/salary increase

Canadian workers received a 5.4% wage increase.

cost/spend/pay a small fortune

It must have cost him a small fortune.

earn/be paid a pittance

The musicians earn a pittance.

equal pay

The workers’ demands include equal pay for equal work.

gross income/salary/pay etc

a family with gross earnings of just £75 per week

insurance pays for sth

His insurance paid for the damage to the car.

it pays to advertise (= advertising brings good results )

Colleges and universities have found that it pays to advertise .

low income/pay/wages

families existing on very low incomes

make/pay a visit

The king made an official visit to Poland last year.

make/pay obeisance (to sb/sth)

They made obeisance to the sultan.

maternity benefits/pay etc (= money that the government or employers give to a woman after she has had a baby )

overtime pay/payments/earnings

The salary figure does not include overtime pay.

If Joe worked 100 hours overtime at time and a half, his overtime payments would be $15,662.

paid employment (= a job for which you receive money )

51% of women return to paid employment within 5 years of having a child.

paid in full

The debt must be paid in full .

paid peanuts

The hotel workers get paid peanuts .

paid work

She hasn’t done any paid work since she had children.

paid/unpaid leave

She took three days unpaid leave in order to help her daughter.

paid/unpaid overtime

Many teachers do a lot of unpaid overtime.

pay a bill

Most people pay their bills on time.

pay a bribe

It was claimed that the company paid bribes to win the contract.

pay a charge

There will be a small charge to pay.

pay a deposit

Car hire firms may ask you to pay a deposit in advance.

pay a fee

You have to pay a small fee to rent a locker.

pay a fine/pay £100/$50 etc in fines

She was ordered to pay £150 in parking fines, plus court costs.

pay a fine/pay £100/$50 etc in fines

She was ordered to pay £150 in parking fines, plus court costs.

pay a fortune (= pay a lot of money )

We had to pay a fortune in rent.

pay a good/low etc price

I paid a very reasonable price for my guitar.

pay a premium

Consumers are prepared to pay a premium for organically grown vegetables.

pay a price (= suffer )

We paid a heavy price for our mistakes this season.

pay a subscription

We pay a monthly subscription for the sports channel.

pay a wage

Some firms still paid lower wages to female workers.

pay attention to sth/sb

He read the final page, paying particular attention to the last paragraph.

pay by card

Is it all right if I pay by card?

pay (by) cash

They won’t take credit cards, so you have to pay cash.

pay by cheque

You can pay by cheque or credit card.

pay in a cheque (= pay a cheque into your bank account )

I went to the bank to pay in a couple of cheques.

pay into a pension (= pay money regularly so that you will have a pension later )

They have been unable to pay into a pension.

pay money (for sth)

Has he paid the money he owes you?

pay off a debt (= pay the money back )

The first thing I'm going to do is pay off my debts.

pay off a mortgage (= finish paying all the money you owe )

They paid off their mortgage five years early.

pay packet

pay phone

pay regard to sth

The architect who designed the building paid too little regard to its function.

pay reparations

The government agreed to pay reparations to victims.

pay rise

Some company directors have awarded themselves huge pay rises.

pay sb a salary

Large companies often pay better salaries.

pay sb a visit (= visit someone )

Perhaps she'll come up to town then and pay me a visit.

pay sb compensation

Passengers will be paid compensation if their baggage is lost or damaged.

pay sb’s expenses

They agreed to pay my travel expenses and initial accommodation costs.

pay tax

Many people feel they are paying too much tax.

pay the cost of sth

I’m not sure how I’m going to pay the cost of going to college.

pay the rent

She couldn’t afford to pay the rent.

pay tribute to (= praise and admire publicly )

I’d like to pay tribute to the party workers for all their hard work.

pay TV

pay...by...instalments

They’re letting me pay for the washing machine by monthly instalments .

pay/charge by the hour (= pay or charge someone according to the number of hours it takes to do something )

You can pay by the hour to hire a boat.

pay/charge/cost etc extra

I earn extra for working on Sunday.

pay...dues

Robert failed to pay his dues last year.

pay/give sb a compliment

He was always paying her compliments.

paying dearly for

Ordinary people are paying dearly for the mistakes of this administration.

pay...ransom

The government refused to pay the ransom .

pay/repay a mortgage

If I lose my job, we won't be able to pay the mortgage.

pays homage to

The film pays homage to Martin Scorsese’s ‘Mean Streets’.

pay/wage cuts

Millions of workers face pay cuts.

pay/wage/salary differential

performance-related pay

redundancy money/pay

He spent his redundancy money on a plot of land.

redundancy pay

repay/pay off/pay back a loan (= give back the money you borrowed, usually over a period of time )

You can repay the loan early without a penalty.

repay/pay off/pay back a loan (= give back the money you borrowed, usually over a period of time )

You can repay the loan early without a penalty.

sick pay (= money paid to an employee who is too ill to work )

Only full-time employees got sick pay.

sick pay

sth is a small price to pay (= something is worth suffering in order to achieve something more important )

Changing his job would be a small price to pay to keep his marriage intact.

strike pay

take-home pay

the rate of interest/pay/tax etc

They believe that Labour would raise the basic rate of tax.

wage/pay bargaining

The government would not intervene in private-sector wage bargaining.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

amount

Except Medicare, which pays the full amount .

Another way to measure an individual's capacity to pay tax is the amount of capital assets he or she may have.

It is particularly useful for paying fixed amounts such as club subscriptions and insurance premiums.

Sun is paying an undisclosed amount towards the cost of the project, thereby fulfilling some of its operating obligations down under.

Why he did not pay the full amount must remain a mystery.

A depositor was to be paid three-quarters of the amount of his deposit, but limited to a maximum deposit of £10,000.

The buyer receives a further 100 from the seller who has to pay an equivalent amount as variation margin.

attention

They certainly pay close attention to one another's progress, frequently glancing from side to side to check on each other's position.

Until you start paying attention , that is.

Anyone wishing to tackle crime rates must pay enormous attention to youth crime because of its sheer scale.

Or is he in his thalamus, since it helps determine what he pays attention to?

He rarely paid any attention to the plays progressing below him.

No one was paying any attention to this except for Gao Ma.

Traditionally, literary criticism has paid little attention to questions of precise historical contextualisation.

Children need to know that their parents are not always thinking about and paying attention to them.

bill

Now they have to spend their mornings planning budgets and their afternoons paying bills .

She remembered the stress on her parents, trying to pay bills for themselves and five kids.

Being her uncle would account for him paying her bills !

Did she suspect I had no money to pay the bill ?

It's aim is to simplify vendors' programmes, so that a customer has to pay only one bill .

I suppose I began my first little businesses because my parents needed me to help pay the bills .

He died penniless, with over £17,000 owing to him, on 27 December 1650, unable to pay his doctor's bill .

We had to make our budgets and pay our bills .

cash

And he sometimes paid them in cash , to speed things up.

It also shows why most aggressive, self-confident executives would rather be paid in stock than cash .

With the bank's business-start loans, firms pay back the cash not with interest but with a royalty on sales.

Manufacturers, through brokers, pay incentives, either cash or products, to stock particular foods or to promote them.

If you can not pay cash for these extras, they will have to be added to your loan.

That will be paid off by using cash flow, or replacing it with medium or long-term bonds.

ELECTRO-ACOUSTIC roundback or similar, reasonable condition, will pay cash .

Group members offer session discounts to patients who pay cash .

company

In addition, companies pay taxes on any profits they eventually make, as well as dish out dividends to shareholders.

The company said it paid with about $ 25 million in cash and $ 159 million in mortgage financing.

If an insurance company were having to pay out, they would want a lot more information than we are being offered.

When the company paid up, it did not even flinch.

The two companies paid $ 1 billion for Madison Square Garden two years ago.

It will normally be beneficial for a company to pay a dividend just before its year end.

They usually employ many part-time staff since this reduces the amount of National Insurance contributions the company has to pay .

compensation

This has made Britain happy, since it has not had to pay out compensation to white farmers.

You pay tax on the compensation , but the corporation saves an offsetting amount of tax by deducting the compensation payment.

In addition, the CanadianInvestor Protection Fund can pay compensation to savers and investors in some circumstances.

At first, the store declined to pay compensation .

Instead of paying that compensation , the person concerned served an extra week in prison.

A park keeper was ordered to pay £800 compensation to the owner of a £1,000 model yacht he sank.

The problem emerged yesterday in the board's report for 1988/9 when it paid record compensation of £69.4 million to 27,752 victims.

Wilkins was fined a further £75 for the assault charge and ordered to pay the officer £20 compensation .

cost

If you don't qualify for a voucher you will have to pay the full cost of the glasses yourself.

Despite lawsuits some police departments remained indifferent, because the city, and not individual officers, had to pay the costs .

While two companies were prepared to pay this cost for their searches, three others were less willing to do so.

But nobody wanted to pay the cost .

Judge Simon Goldstein fined her £20,000, ordered her to pay Pounds 4,691 costs and do 240 hours community service.

He paid the cost of sending hundreds of library workers' childen to summer camp.

We do not pay the cost of meals at the temporary accommodation. 2.

Otherwise, polluters identified with specific sites had to pay the entire cost of those sites' cleanup themselves.

costs

Plus we will pay your costs of returning the product.

It was held that the refusal was unreasonable because the employers had agreed to pay the extra travelling costs .

The corporation will pay the estimated £250,000 costs of the action, which had been due for trial in January.

The government was ordered to pay costs of £100,000 to each newspaper.

Particular attention will be paid to costs of production in Troyes, commercial policy and the quality of business leadership.

The contractor is paid for the actual costs he incurs plus a previously agreed lump sum for his overheads and profit.

Mr Uddin was fined £420 for each offence and ordered to pay £75 costs .

They were each given a two year conditional discharge and ordered to pay £35 costs .

credit

He always paid by credit card and he always kept the receipts for his accountant.

You pay by credit card at least 10 days before departure.

There seems no reason why they should have to pay extra for credit , to get a benefit they would judge unnecessary.

Some resorts also offer promotional discounts if you pay with one specific credit card or another.

And as long as you pay by credit card, you have the peace of mind of being covered against fraud.

Customers can pay by credit card or with their monthly phone bill starting next month.

debt

On many occasions I asked Alf if he had taken the money to pay the debt but he never did!

Xerox is expected to use the cash to pay down debt from the insurance unit.

The family were not rich; much of their land had been sold to pay the debts of successive wastrel sons.

Private placements can cover the costs of everything from paying off old debt to paying for a new factory.

The £2,000 he did receive was used to pay off debts and to buy drugs, he said.

He gets two years to pay the debt , including liens, or could face losing the ranch.

Eight countries that have received debt relief are still paying more on their debts than on health and education.

If her father did not pay his debts immediately, he said, he would evict father and daughter.

dividend

The society pays no dividends , so after-tax profits can be retained as capital.

These companies have very high demands for equity capital to finance their growth and generally pay no dividends or very low dividends.

In the near term, it does not intend to pay any dividends , instead ploughing all profits back.

Blue chip refers to firms with long track records for turning profits and paying dividends .

Fortified by his second election victory Adenauer adhered to his policies, which continued to pay dividends .

At marginal mines, small improvements could pay big dividends .

It is this time which pays dividends .

Making tough choices now will pay dividends in the far-off days of summer.

dollar

Out-of-staters pay millions of tax dollars to local governments.

Salomon Brothers paid the ten-thousand-\#dollar bill racked up by the wife of its mailroom clerk with three months' tenure.

My suits come from Savile Row-when you're getting suits there, you know you're paying top dollar .

Marshall remembers how his father used to resist paying even five dollars weekly for child support.

With only half the contents missing, it has paid me ten dollars more.

Seven years later, consumers find themselves paying top dollar once again.

One pays top dollar and one gets really good people.

Make the call to be sure you are not paying a dollar to save a dime.

expenses

He often had to pay the wages and expenses of the royal huntsmen out of the issues of his bailiwick.

The council also agreed to pay moving expenses and provide six months severance pay should they later fire him.

He says it's a bit far to come but he thinks they pay expenses , so it's nice.

We made arrangements to give several talks as a way of paying some of our expenses .

These councillors were not paid for their services and paid their own expenses .

The action frees Allstate from paying expenses and eliminates traditional benefits such as pensions and health insurance for the agents.

We will also pay any expenses you have our written permission to claim.

They ignore the minor expense of health care for pregnant women, but pay the massive expenses of premature babies.

fee

We will only pay these legal fees if they arise from an accident that is covered under this policy.

By dealing in dollars you avoid paying high exchange fees or going home with a wad of pesos.

Feeling the pinch ... the parents who won't pay their private school fees .

Solution: We set up a station on the ground floor so drivers can pay their fees before getting in their cars.

Salt River sued the state in November and will have to pay huge legal fees , Gates said.

As another extra, Lovell will pay legal fees and survey costs up to £1,500.

Hoffman-La Roche will pay an undisclosed signing fee and product royalties.

fine

Twenty people were being held on December 31, 1999, local sources said, for not paying the fines .

He was ordered to compensate all of the victims of the fire and pay a heavy fine .

In addition, the couple must pay fines and costs totalling £875.

She was ordered to pay £15 in library fines , £31.90 compensation and £25 costs.

He go on and pay his fifty-dollar fine for preaching without a permit and go on back out here.

Are those who have to pay fines deterred in future?

Each agreed to write a letter of apology and pay a $ 500 fine .

interest

The account pays interest at 4.5% gross over the headline retail price index.

Most bonds pay interest semiannually at a rate equal to one-half of the annual coupon rate.

Indeed, banks usually pay no interest on current account deposits.

How about paying 20 percent interest on a second mortgage?

The DfEE pays the interest on the loan while you are studying or retraining.

Individuals would not pay taxes on interest or investment income, and businesses could not deduct the cost of fringe benefits.

However, at current high interest rates, many employees can not afford to pay the interest on expensive bridging loans.

The trust paid a rate of interest to its owners.

loan

Again, separate life cover is required to pay off your loan in any eventuality.

Some of them are still paying off student loans and confronting the increasing costs of educating their own children.

And he will maintain the three-year moratorium on the interest that farmers pay on loans .

The company, however, may have a gain because the long-term cost of paying back the loan is lower.

You can pay off the loan early, at any time, without any penalty.

Services include making sure payments are collected and insurance and taxes are paid on loans that are packaged and resold to investors.

Last week the deadline for finding eight thousand pounds to pay back a loan from a mortgage company expired.

They could drink a beer, buy typing paper or pay off a loan .

million

He is not paid £20 million a year to come second.

Bruno will be paid $ 6 million .

Halifax is offering to pay £500 million for Equitable's asset management business, sales force and systems.

Reimer agreed to pay $ 46 million in the civil lawsuit.

But who is going to pay the $ 36 million promised to Executive Outcomes for its first three months of service?

The president also would require tobacco companies to pay a $ 150 million advertising crusade to stop young people from smoking.

The company agreed to pay nearly $ 1 million to cover costs, penalties and staff sensitivity-training courses.

Unocal later pleads no contest to 12 criminal counts filed by the state and agrees to pay a $ 3 million fine.

money

The girl told the magistrates she stole to get money to pay for cigarettes.

Neither Sutton nor Samons would say how much money Reynolds paid .

Now I make enough money to pay others to help at home and queue for me.

Bank pressures already have forced them to sell off 30 prized purebred heifers to raise money to pay back debt.

As mentioned earlier, the Convocation Library appeal raises money to pay for a number of journals in the library.

One Southern deejay remembers asking a New York label for money to help pay off his insurance.

The administrators are alleging that the company's money was misappropriated and paid away for no benefit to the company.

But Francine ended up back with her natural parents in a dispute over how much money was to be paid .

mortgage

You are a suitable candidate for remortgaging if you are one of the many millions who pay the standard variable mortgage rate.

She no longer talked of needing funds to support herself or to pay off the mortgage on a ranch somewhere in Texas.

Under an informal family arrangement they paid the mortgage instalments falling due under the local authority mortgage.

Mortgage savings Homeowners could save the money they pay for unnecessary private mortgage insurance under legislation passed by the Senate Banking Committee.

The Harrises were given two weeks to pay off mortgage arrears of £8,000.

It is also possible to obtain cover to pay off the mortgage on the diagnosis of certain critical illnesses.

He always goes to work, pays his mortgage and supports his family and his habit.

penalty

But account-holders are limited to five withdrawals from the account each year without giving notice or paying a penalty .

We can return home early without paying a penalty , he reports.

But, be prepared to pay the penalty if you're sloppy and get it wrong!

Gingrich has not decided whether to pay the financial penalty from personal or campaign funds, Maddox said.

Keep within the limit and you will not pay the penalties that come with unauthorised overdrafts.

Therefore his son must pay the penalty .

When Model returned with his wife and children, Constable Bedford asked them if they wished to pay the fixed penalty immediately.

Now it was his men that were paying the penalty .

pension

Surprisingly, the government has managed to sell this idea to employers, who pay half of the pension contributions.

But Envirodyne did not want to have to pay the pensions either.

And they have a long-term interest in maintaining industry's prosperity, for that is what pays their pensions .

Nobody would be paying the pensions .

Moscow is at least paying pensions to those elderly people who are registered.

Increase the amount all workers pay into their pension fund by one 0. 5 percent.

The Government's option 2 - taking the fund and paying index-linked pensions itself has been dropped.

What spouse's pension will be paid ?

percent

On 10 May you open a 2-month market deposit paying 8.75 percent with 5,000,000.

How about paying 20 percent interest on a second mortgage?

In the first year of the plan, the government will pay 30 percent of their monthly payments.

Nowadays, you lose a job, and the next job pays 20 percent or 30 percent less.

On one hand, the Chancellor increased the number of people paying the reduced 20 percent rate of income tax.

Rhode Island adopted at statute under which the state paid a 15 percent annual supplement to teachers in nonpublic elementary schools.

You can pay up to 15 percent of your earnings altogether as contributions and still get tax relief.

premium

Even if you have been paying premiums for many years, you will rarely get a proportion of its maturity value.

The difference is that he would pay the total premium costs to Medicare and leave out Medigap.

Kuapa Kokoo pays a premium price plus a handling fee for these beans, which then pass to the Cocoa Marketing Company.

States would get money to pay the insurance premiums .

We can also cancel this policy straight away if you do not pay the premium or any instalment of the premium.

In other words, they are willing to pay a premium for a chance to own shares.

The claims of the careless, or merely unlucky, are paid for out of the premiums of the careful, or lucky.

Investors who paid a premium for their securities also get hurt because consumers repay the debts at 100 cents on the dollar.

price

Any of the above is a high price to pay to exercise our right to unforgiveness. 4 Forgiveness is a decision.

Tax is the price we pay for a civilised society.

The price to pay for a chance to celebrate the sport.

Methodological orthodoxy seems to be the price many feminist psychologists pay to be considered psychologists.

Is this the price that we must pay for democratic and inclusive education?

This means farmers receive the real price from the market and there has been a price to pay in New Zealand.

They'd been lucky, both of them, but the price they had to pay in memories was harsh.

rate

The largely working-class suburbs pay higher rates for shared services to make up for the high percentage of Detroit residents who default.

Bear Stearns paid taxes at a rate of 41 percent, up from 38 percent a year ago.

There are occasions when we have grudged paying a top rate , but been too cowardly to refuse.

Two-and three-year maturities were more active and traders were eager to pay fixed rates .

So, by the time tax is calculated and paid , rates could be considerably lower than they might be next week.

Under that, they pay the double-occupancy rate , and let the line try to match them with a roommate.

Why should those living alone or elderly couples be paying as high rates as large wage-earning families?

Traders say the bond will likely pay investors a coupon rate of 1. 3 percent or 1. 4 percent.

rent

We will not be paying these higher rents .

And they buy food and clothes and pay rent .

I pay all the bills and my father has never paid any rent .

He pays the rent by tending bar and working for a couple of unlicensed moving companies.

His trips usually involve an overnight stay, and he pays the company rent for this occasional occupation.

He makes barely enough money delivering handbills to businesses and homes to pay his rent and buy food and beer.

Either she pays her rent or she can buy a property and pay £500 a month mortgage.

Leaseholders generally paid part of their rent in kind, so that in many ways renting and sharecropping tenures were similar.

respect

After he died, people started arriving to pay their respects , and cards and flowers came flooding through the door.

No one had gone up to the casket itself to pay their respects .

He shows no surprise that Fairfax has come to pay his respects after nearly fifty years.

People have come by the thousands to pay respects .

I had better go now and pay my respects to the petty bourgeoisie.

As if playing their roles from an identical script, the men bowed and paid perfunctory respects in phrases punctuated with honorifics.

He paused to pay his respects but the official was busy with his heap of files.

Enough young men came to pay their respects , Burun was aware.

salary

I'd forgotten that I pay you a salary !

The three owners last year paid themselves salaries of $ 25, 000, not including undisclosed year-end bonuses.

Although many officials and newspapers proposed that they be paid a modest salary , only the chief headmen received official remuneration.

Thus the taxpayers who pay their salaries have to pay their taxes as well.

And anyway, he pays their salaries .

But if your business pays generous salaries to its other employees, your salary will look more reasonable.

The thing to remember is that the client pays your salary and that makes you primarily responsible for the relationship.

The government would collect $ 390 million from the industry in fiscal 1998 to pay the salaries and benefits of inspectors.

service

Every hour we are paying for the services of the Chancellor of the Exchequer, at an annual salary of £63,047.

Under most HMOs, specialists are still paid per service provided.

Society pays noisy lip service to monogamy but, in reality, encourages affairs.

The state promised to match the counties dollar for dollar to pay for services including medication, psychotherapy and residential care.

According to this, Mr Collingridge has never paid for the literature service , this month or any month.

I begged her, telling her I would pay her for her services .

Local authorities are expected to pay more than lip service to this requirement.

MDExpert president Rachel Pomerantz said some insurance companies cover second opinions, though many would not pay for the services MDExpert offers.

sum

Forest townships were compelled to pay the warden large sums of money if they did not attend Forest inquests at his summons.

If it is less than £1.05 a week, it will be paid as a lump sum once a year.

Each of the six members of the management committee was ordered to pay the sum of £861.

Tim is doing a one-year cabinetmaking course with me and paying a princely sum for the pleasure of doing it.

It is also possible to pay a lump sum premium to an insurance company which will pay out to the amount insured.

But that much money will not be paid in one lump sum .

They would happily pay out princely sums for completely new garments made from superior imported cloths.

Clubs will pay sums of four figures as secret bonuses or salary top-ups to their star players.

tax

Abolish the present inheritance tax and make recipients pay on gifts above a certain band as income.

These taxes are paid by both employers and employees.

He never shared the extreme supply-siders' faith that tax cuts would pay for themselves by stimulating faster growth.

Individual workers similarly disappear into the underground economy where social charges and taxes are not paid .

If taxes are needed to pay for government spending, why do we need government spending in the first place?

A marginal tax rate is the tax paid on additional or incremental income.

So, by the time tax is calculated and paid , rates could be considerably lower than they might be next week.

But the Internal Revenue Service wants the properties for taxes not paid .

tribute

I pay tribute to the work of the churches in my borough and other inner-London boroughs on this issue.

I pay tribute to the Home Office for the way in which it dealt with immigrants who came to Northern Ireland.

Here, some of Derek's follow drivers pay tribute to his skills.

As colleagues lined up to pay tribute , speculation had already begun about who the party conference would pick as new leader.

This year's Revival paid tribute to Jim, so they were very keen to have the Porsche along.

Fenner Brockway paid tribute to the understanding and respect for individual conscience shown by the state.

visit

In the spring of 1785 Leopold Mozart paid his son a visit lasting 10 weeks.

Her brother paid a visit at her convent one day.

President Bill Clinton paid a two-day visit to Northern Ireland with little expectation of achieving a breakthrough in the beleaguered political process.

No, Robert insisted, he could not, would not, pay a visit to such distant parts.

Dolly was paying frequent visits to the house.

When we met, Carol was paying a fleeting visit to Paris.

But as the fire began to smoulder, Gore's sister Catherine paid an unexpected visit to her parents cottage.

wage

It is not just a question of paying competitive wages .

The lender releases money to the borrower, who then uses the money to pay wages and other expenses of the harvest.

Added value pays wages and provides profits.

They paid paltry wages to jazz musicians but gave them steady work and much freedom over what they played.

Do they pay fair wages to all employees?

Do they feel women should remain in marriages because their jobs do not pay a living wage ?

By contrast disabled people and our organisations have called for staff to be paid proper wages .

No one determines if the company is actually paying the prevailing wage .

■ VERB

agree

The Village Association has agreed to pay the fees for two staff members to sit the mini-bus test.

Even if the taxpayers agreed to pay the bill, could the economy afford it?

Leeds have agreed to pay Wigan £5,000 for every five first-team games he plays up to a maximum of £25,000.

A group of individuals bid for the Games and agreed to pay all the costs.

Officials kept ministers in the dark and broke rules by agreeing to pay developers and consultants in advance.

He agreed to pay a $ 375, 000 fine and make restitution to his victims totaling $ 625, 000.

Entrepreneurs immediately became staunch patriots, and agreed to pay wages only at the official rate.

Cigarette-makers agreed in 1998 to pay the states $ 252 billion to settle claims for smoking-related health costs.

expect

Advisory services are more expensive than execution-only broking. Expect to pay higher dealing commissions.

And expect to pay from the mid-teens to upward of $ 50, 000 for top-of-the-line, fully loaded models.

I expected you to pay me for such attentions, my dear.

The county was only expected to pay half that much for heating, Elrod said.

That is, an invoice issued on 15 January would be expected to be paid no later than 28 February.

Today, he is expected to get paid like one.

It would be unrealistic to not expect to pay higher royalties in the foreseeable future.

For this example, Mr Hemsley would expect to pay £2.75 / t, suggests Mr Dickie.

order

He ordered Fulcher to pay £100 compensation and £100 costs.

Pfaelzer also ordered Keating to pay $ 122 million in restitution to federal regulatory authorities.

James Lower was ordered to pay £4 at once and then 5s a month.

If the plaintiffs win, Simpson could be ordered to pay them millions in damages.

Stevens and Edmunds were ordered to pay costs, estimated at more than £500,000.

Meanwhile, in August he had been ordered to pay nearly F19,000,000 in tax arrears and associated fines.

The mortgagor had been ordered to pay the mortgagee's costs which had been taxed at £60.

Magistrates at Saxmundham ordered Nick to pay the debt with £12 costs.

refuse

But Mrs Mooney is refusing to pay the fine.

Of course we are speaking of those cases where the state is not put to an action if the citizen refuses to pay .

Because he had refused to be paid she couldn't ask him to come back again to deal with the seepage.

Backus urged fellow Baptists simply to refuse to pay religious taxes; the collectors could not imprison them all.

However, member states can still refuse to pay .

After serving five months for refusing to pay his fine, Terry was released from prison in Atlanta.

require

Again, separate life cover is required to pay off your loan in any eventuality.

The tax laws prohibit you from trying to recover from your employees taxes that you were required to pay on their behalf.

In addition to the fees set out above, you may be required to pay annual contributions towards the cost of your work.

The president also would require tobacco companies to pay for a $ 150 million advertising crusade to stop young people from smoking.

If your capital or income reduces you will be required to pay less.

Quahanti was required to pay the $ 500 court fee, which appears to be within her means.

Under that lease it is required to pay rents to the landlord.

In the past, up to five forms were required if you paid more than $ 50 in wages per quarter.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

all expenses paid

back rent/taxes/pay etc

A former landlord said she was still owed several thousand dollars in back rent.

Dave Escott bought at the height of the boom, and any back rent will only add to his negative equity.

He owes $ 10, 000 in back taxes.

Homar sued for reinstatement of his job, back pay and money damages.

I needed a release from the tax office showing that I owed no back taxes.

Look, she said, he's left, bolted, owing three months' back rent.

Next: What to do when you can not afford to pay back taxes.

The Internal Revenue Service has been battling him for years for back taxes and penalties related to one venture.

basic salary/pay/pension etc

Blackwell and Deane received a basic salary plus poundage according to the level of military spending.

Firstly, women can only receive a pension based on their husband's contributions if he himself is in receipt of a basic pension.

Graduated pension is increased annually in the same way as the basic pension.

In money terms, the value is about 60 percent of the level of basic pension to which their husband is entitled.

Managers may earn bonuses up to 25 percent of their basic salary in some hotels.

There is a generous stock-option scheme, and performance-related pay that can, in some cases, double basic salaries.

Your basic pension may be increased if you are supporting a dependent spouse or children.

cost/pay/charge the earth

A well planned, well made kitchen that doesn't cost the earth .

But ... but it must cost the earth .

He would miss seeing Harry and, besides, a weekend at some hotel would cost the earth .

In Coventry Sir William Lyons produced wonderful engineering and style-but he didn't believe his cars should cost the earth .

It is possible to pay the earth for beauty products.

It would cost the earth , but it had to be safer than Nigel's Aston Martin.

This is a flexible, well-designed machine which produces quality prints and doesn't cost the earth to print them.

crime doesn't pay

hourly pay/earnings/fees etc

Average hourly earnings advanced a scant 1 cent in January, reaching $ 12. 06.

It did, however, charge hourly fees that could add up quickly for heavy users.

Mississippi has the lowest income per capita of any state, as well as the lowest hourly earnings for production workers.

Mr Bennett, even at his hourly fees still an officer of the court, should be ashamed of himself.

Within the Paid Employment Arena 3.2 Differential hourly earnings are the most obvious indicator of the patriarchal dividend.

not take/pay a blind bit of notice

For six years, the Government have not taken a blind bit of notice of the Audit Commission's report.

paid in arrears

pay court to sb

Elton had paid court to Miss Smith for a month, but had made no progress.

pay good money for sth

I paid good money for that sofa, so it should last.

And we'd say, we're paying good money for this.

Consumer information is an asset which marketers are prepared to pay good money for.

I paid good money for that, I said, can't I just have a last go on it?

I paid good money for this vehicle and I won't have the likes of you doing what you're doing!

It hardly surprised him that people were not too keen on paying good money for that.

Why pay good money for the same effect?

Women would pay good money for a glimpse of his guardsman's helmet.

pay heed to sth/take heed of sth

pay lip service to sb/sth

It pays lip service to local choices but provides no specific means to make them more rational and efficient.

Politicians pay lip service to crime.

Previous governments have paid lip service to the idea but achieved little.

The conventional methodology tends to pay lip service to user involvement.

The professors all pay lip service to welcoming every point of view, but most really do not.

They pay lip service to equality but they don't want to have to do anything committed about it.

Though everybody pays lip service to performance, politics is often the ultimate arbiter of their fate.

We need to stop paying lip service to them.

pay over the odds

But do they make us pay over the odds ?

If the hon. Gentleman believes otherwise, he is inviting electricity consumers to pay over the odds for their electricity.

In the past Coleby had paid over the odds for things he wanted.

It pays over the odds , and promotes rapidly too.

The first, and most general, is the willingness of companies to pay over the odds when they acquire other companies.

They still expected to get cheap baked beans, but would pay over the odds for high-quality fresh food.

We could have guessed that Abraham would end up paying over the odds , but not as much as this.

When a firm is mature, with a long track-record, investors are less likely to pay over the odds for it.

pay your last respects (to sb)

At the graveside, a volley of shots ... before a Hercules flew overhead to pay its last respects .

Many thousands paid their last respects to Dubcek at his funeral in Bratislava on Nov. 15.

The Krays, Richardsons, and many more villains had come to pay their last respects .

This was quite a normal thing at that time and neighbours would call to pay their last respects .

pay/bring dividends

Among stocks, only the railroads paid dividends on a regular basis.

And the strategy appears to be paying dividends .

Blue chip refers to firms with long track records for turning profits and paying dividends .

Fortified by his second election victory Adenauer adhered to his policies, which continued to pay dividends .

If they are given a vote of confidence this season it could bring dividends .

One thing is certain, as the competition increases, worldwide reputation for quality and service will pay dividends .

Only three of the stocks on the list paid dividends , and the highest of those was 70 cents a share annually.

Our advertising sales structures have been reshaped, and this is already paying dividends .

pay/settle an old score

Oh, I heard plenty of rumours, but they were nearly all based on settling old scores.

There was no place like the thick of battle for settling an old score.

With the championship having been decided, this was likely to be their last chance to settle old scores.

pensionable pay/salary etc

For 40 years' membership, members receive a pension of two thirds pensionable pay near retirement.

The scheme provides a pension on retirement linked to final pensionable pay near that time.

severance pay/package

He would not answer questions about the lack of severance pay.

Ivy said the school did not buy out the contract but would negotiate some kind of severance package with Mumme.

Laid-off employees, of which there have been 105 since January, each received a severance package and a computer.

Of the $ 27 million charge, about $ 15 million relates to severance pay and plant closures.

She received three months of severance pay.

Sources said that they have been given six weeks to finish their assignments and another four weeks' severance pay.

The council also agreed to pay moving expenses and provide six months severance pay should they later fire him.

There will, of course, be no severance pay, and a reference is out of the question.

there'll be hell to pay

If he doesn't do it on time, there'll be hell to pay.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Pay by credit card at least ten days before departure.

Although both of them worked hard, they couldn't make the business pay .

Bartending can pay pretty well.

Did she pay you for taking care of her kids?

Have you paid for the tickets?

Have you paid the rent yet?

I like your new car - how much did you pay for it?

I need £4.50 to pay the window cleaner.

If I go out for a meal with my parents, they always pay .

If you pay someone to work in your house, you have to pay Social Security taxes on the wages.

If you earn below $6000, you pay no income tax.

Jobs in areas that use mathematical skills, such as computer programming, tend to pay well.

Miller refused to testify and paid for it by being labelled a communist.

My company paid for me to go to evening classes.

Of course you have to pay more if you want to travel in the summer.

Our fixed rate savings account currently pays 6.5% interest.

Please pay at the desk.

Several fans tried to get in without paying.

She paid $5,000 for three nights in a hotel in New York City.

She drank far too much at the party and paid dearly for it the next day.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Because the insurance company was paying the defendant's costs, the contest would be unequal.

Bribes were paid to railroad officials, of course, but other towns paid bigger ones.

Budgeting loans are paid back by weekly deductions from benefit.

He always paid the banks, and he paid all other incontestable bills on time.

It showed revenue of A $ 641. 1 million and paid dividends of 32 cents a share in the year.

She says she wouldn't pay it.

She sent money to pay for my education.

So if a premium is paid before 6 April 1993, it may be treated as having been paid during 1990/91.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

annual

Thirty-two of the top 39 First Interstate executives received two-to three-times their annual pay as severance benefits.

The cost of his $ 50, 000 Jaguar nearly equaled his annual pay .

back

The Ministry of Finance has set aside funds to cover workers' back pay and the mines' debts.

Homar sued for reinstatement of his job, back pay and money damages.

base

Rises in base pay are losing their significance.

Under such a system, workers have the opportunity to increase their base pay by learning to perform a variety of jobs.

Regardless, this raise helps to keep their base pay ahead of, or at least on a par with, inflation.

Linking base pay to knowledge and skill rather than position 4.

Thus, Joe can increase his base pay by mastering more skill levels.

There will be a way, however, for Joe to increase his base pay .

This will likely be the only sure way they have of increasing their base pay level. 5.

About 48 % of companies tie more raises to performance, not base pay .

basic

The basic weekly pay for a recruit to the fire service is £243 - rising to £305 for qualified staff.

The lighting engineer boosts his £15,000 basic pay with bonuses for being on call at Newcastle upon Tyne all through the night.

But it was not included as basic pay when the club's accounts were published.

They established considerable control over recruitment and promotion, and even collected special levies to supplement their basic pay .

The solution is simple: high basic pay for high performance during limited hears.

The unions' move leaves unchanged the central issues of basic pay and a pay formula.

equal

Religious grumbles continued, but the Government's only serious defeat was over equal pay for women teachers.

Most of all, they need equal pay and comparable worth.

Now the women want equal pay .

Article 6 reinforces the legal rights on equal pay obtained by women in this country, in 1970.

In 1958 the Civil Service led the way towards equality by granting equal pay .

Sixteen years later the same workers failed to get equal pay at an industrial tribunal under the 1983 amended Equal Pay Act.

extra

Is there extra pay for overtime?

Next fall, two of those teachers will be given extra pay to work here in the program Monday nights.

They just endure it for extra pay or leave.

As a result, employees who now put in, say, four 10-hour days no longer would earn extra overtime pay .

If this threshold hurdle were cleared, then the teacher would have the extra pay for life.

Dividing the extra pay by the extra risk of injury, indicates the implied compensation per injury.

The nanny could be attracted by the extra pay , and her employer could like having you share the child-care expenses.

full

They were immediately suspended on full pay pending a full inquiry.

Admiral Klichugin remains on full pay behind a desk in Moscow.

Two senior officials have been suspended on full pay pending a second internal inquiry.

At the moment workers are at home on full pay - they're being assured their jobs are safe.

Creffield was suspended on full pay until his conviction, whereupon he was dismissed with three months' notice.

The officer corps was reduced by 50%, with many officers retiring on full pay .

He was employed three months ago then told to stay away, on full pay .

gross

In both cases your gross pay will be as normal, unless you have exhausted the full sickness allowance.

It shows their tax code number and details of their gross pay and tax deducted to date.

high

Young males in particular were keener on high pay and promotion than older people, and less concerned with security or job satisfaction.

Industry offers a shot at higher pay , and higher risks.

Unfortunately this is a commitment which is unlikely to be supported by higher pay or additional allowances.

For most estimators, advancement takes the form of higher pay and prestige.

Nothing in this plan would prevent trade unions negotiating higher rates of pay than these target levels.

An analysis of those high pay deals would surely find that most were linked to high housing costs in the Home Counties.

At present, crews typically rotate between 999 and routine work making it difficult to designate crews for higher pay .

The shirt-maker gave up her job, and they both lived on the pattern-maker's relatively high pay .

low

Those on low pay or receiving income support are exempt from all the charges.

What they are eventually going to do is fire these people and have private industry hire them at lower pay .

Secondly, how far can the low pay of women compared to men be explained by women's domestic ties?

In many other sectors of low pay , however, the level of pay is reflected in low productivity.

Under the new scheme, cabin-crew recruits will start on lower pay than existing staff.

If not, why will not he accept the provisions of the social charter which would attack the problem of low pay ?

public

One of the early acts of his Administration was an economy drive which included a horizontal slash in public pay .

sick

A key element of the package was a reduction in guaranteed sick pay .

Such reduced absenteeism is a social benefit in that it reduces public expenditure through the statutory sick-pay scheme.

Kohl wanted to reduce sick pay to 80 percent of wages.

The terms of any company sick pay scheme also need to be considered.

Thus, one could consider such factors as hours, sick pay , pension schemes and holiday entitlements.

Of course, employers' sick pay does not go on indefinitely.

I remember when sick pay and conditions were added and when, under the wages councils, wage rates were raised.

weekly

The basic weekly pay for a recruit to the fire service is £243 - rising to £305 for qualified staff.

When we looked at the weekly pay that the workers had been getting in 1980, I was astounded.

Some of the nurses found it a nice little earner on top of their poor weekly pay .

Redman regularly returned his weekly pay of 3s. 4d. to the fabric fund.

Even with overtime £3 15s to £4 would be about their maximum weekly pay .

In 1988, the average gross weekly pay for full-time work was £246 for men, and £164 for women.

The final component in calculating compensation is weekly pay levels.

well

In Smolensk guberniia 350 telegraph-workers went on strike for better pay and conditions on 29 April.

Together, they won a landmark union contract for better pay and working conditions.

The civil service unions chose this moment to strike for better pay .

On 5 September the Rangoon police went on strike, demanding better pay .

■ NOUN

award

In June 1990 during a strike of non-graduate teachers over their pay award , the government brought emergency regulations into force.

Boots chief Sir James Blyth is among the bosses whose pay awards far outstripped rises in profits.

In 1980, the procedure was a prelude to the obligatory pay award of the ministry of labour.

But she criticised high pay awards to some council chief officials.

She expected most of those who had applied for the pay award to be successful.

cheque

Steve Maxwell Yes-the pay cheque would have been nice-although the elocution lessons would have been a bit tedious.

Hall's main pay cheque comes from selling lambs which go to the lowlands as breeding stock.

Harvard Securities recalled the duplicate pay cheque , as well as truncating the value of the next one.

claim

The country was on a 3-day working week and the mineworkers were solidly in favour of strike action in support of their pay claim .

The attempt to bolster the pay claim with the fear of closures failed.

Equal pay claims were brought and lost by several groups of working women, bakers, confectioners and factory workers.

Perhaps a major inhibitor of change was the teacher action that term over the teachers' pay claim .

cut

With inflation running at 3.6 percent, that means they are being asked to accept an effective pay cut of 2.1 percent.

But after getting released and not being active and taking a pay cut , it takes a toll.

A third took rises below five percent, 14 percent got no rise and one percent took a pay cut .

Worse, he had to take a thirty percent pay cut for working twice as many hours.

Both he and Roberts, scrappy, even a bit shrewish here, took huge pay cuts to play opposite each other.

The pay cuts were highlighted by researchers for for the Halifax Building Society who quizzed 4,000 youngsters aged 12 to 16.

If Annan is sincere about reform, he should set an example by taking a pay cut .

day

Settle things like hours, holidays, pay day etc. right at the beginning if possible.

The company didn't have a regular pay day .

Thirdly, volunteers never live till pay day .

The reason why absenteeism was non-existent on Thursdays was not just because it happened to be pay day .

In many trades it was close to a half-day as well as being pay day .

deal

An analysis of those high pay deals would surely find that most were linked to high housing costs in the Home Counties.

Uncertainty over performances at the South Bank Centre in London ended yesterday when management and unions agreed a pay deal .

When have they ever had a reasonable pay deal which puts them level with the private sector?

However, when she felt confident enough, she attempted to renegotiate her pay deal and was promptly fired.

differential

Furthermore, I don't think the pay differentials in Grades 4 and above properly reflect the job's responsibilities.

At issue is a vast pay differential .

Under the Conservatives, then, pay differentials have widened.

She has pledged to reduce pay differentials to single figures within five years by making pay more transparent through annual surveys.

In this case pay differentials and inequality in society would be unaltered.

dispute

This is illustrated by reference to teachers' responses to various externally sponsored innovations and the teachers' pay dispute of 1985-86.

Industrial action and pay disputes dominated the headlines in the 1970s.

The best result of the 1982 pay dispute was the nurses' pay review body.

They were able to respond swiftly because they already have a secret ballot strike mandate over an ongoing pay dispute .

freeze

A public sector pay freeze and a squeeze on benefits are thought to be among the main items in the package.

While the Cabinet has yet to make final decisions, ministers seemed set to approve a pay freeze .

Around one in eight of the survey sample reported a pay freeze for the workers concerned.

Cuts in benefits and a public sector pay freeze are thought to be likely.

holiday

Adults lose special rates for specific jobs, shift pay , holiday pay and unsocial hours pay.

They will get holiday pay for eight hours and then overtime for additional hours.

But some things never changed: there was no holiday pay and if they went went sick they lost their jobs.

The men called to pick up their holiday pay and were told not to return in the New Year.

increase

It gives the 3,200 staff a 7.6 percent pay increase .

In return, the union says it will forgo pay increases for 1997.

In previous years, their pay increases operated from April.

Each worker learns every plant job, he says, and with each new job comes a pay increase .

The current governor ran into a storm when it was revealed he had received a 17% pay increase in 1991.

The two sides are also at odds over the timing of any pay increase the pilots may receive.

Members of the police force had also demanded a pay increase of at least a 100 percent.

The timing of pay increases has clearly become an influential factor in organizations' compensation programs.

level

If women were evenly distributed across the spectrum of employment, their pay levels would be much closer to those of men.

This will likely be the only sure way they have of increasing their base pay level . 5.

Current pay levels are already below those offered by other space agencies.

Beginning salaries were slightly higher in selected areas where the prevailing local pay level was higher.

The final component in calculating compensation is weekly pay levels .

maternity

You may also be entitled to departmental maternity pay during some of this period.

What if we have our own maternity pay scheme?

The rate of maternity pay will be no lower than the Statutory Sick Pay rate.

An agreement was reached yesterday which represents a sensible balance on maternity pay .

overtime

They receive no overtime pay , nor do they get any holiday money or sickness benefit.

Would you add in overtime pay when listing your annual salary?

But no: the firm decided instead to eliminate overtime pay for workers at its packaging and distribution center.

Their bosses, who had to approve any overtime pay , wouldn't do it.

As a result, employees who now put in, say, four 10-hour days no longer would earn extra overtime pay .

packet

When my grandparents came over, the next pay packet from my uncle and my father went straight to my grandfather.

Pay cuts imposed on workers have benefited the profits of corporations and the pay packets of better-off.

The 1986 Finance Act introduced tax relief on regular giving to charities deducted from the giver's pay packet .

She knew how much the pay packet meant to that middle-class family.

Then after two or three months she had had enough so she didn't give her pay packet in at all.

He'd been conned, as if he was an eighteen-year-old kid up from the suburbs with his first pay packet .

Except for the workmen who were already in the pubs splashing their pay packets about.

Mr Smith must learn that hitting the pay packet hits the housing market, and that hits the institutions.

performance

The debacle over performance pay is just one example of the reality not living up to the rhetoric.

I hope to announce that appointment before long. Performance pay will play a crucial part in delivering the citizens charter programme.

The successful application of competition to increase value for money should be an important factor in determining performance pay .

We will encourage the wider use of performance pay inside the Civil Service and in other parts of the public service.

phone

It wasn't permitted to take incoming calls on the pay phone in the hallway of the hotel.

Donaldson left Mrs Balanchine on the ward and found a pay phone to call his office.

The closest one she can find is a pay phone just outside Mac Court.

When Lucy came out, Josie was on the pay phone at the corridor's end.

I could flip through a fifty-page state supreme court decision on deadline and call in a story from a pay phone .

There was a pay phone on the wall next to the hall stand.

raise

For workers, bigger pay raises undoubtedly seemed overdue, and something to celebrate.

Hough, 35, advocates making sacrifices in the district, such as not giving teacher pay raises .

The first shot was a pay raise from $ 15, 000 to $ 24, 500.

Republicans are likely to go along with the proposed pay raise amount.

The pay raise also would cost agencies about $ 2. 2 million in fiscal 1998.

Each year, instead of percentage pay raises , teachers could be compensated with stuff.

They are considering 1 percent pay raises and $ 500 across-the-board annual pay hikes to take effect in April 1997.

At the 80 % level, employees get a 3 % pay raise .

rate

The legion lost its power to recruit foreigners, and the special pay rates that rewarded tougher conditions.

Equal opportunity legislation exists in most advanced countries but this is not yet reflected in equal pay rates .

It is not clear whether more money will buy an increased supply of services or simply finance higher pay rates .

The decision to allow trusts to set their own pay rates has meant that pay bargaining is now becoming devolved.

Overtime camouflages low pay rates , inefficiency, poor management and corrupt trade union practices.

To provide records of work and attendance and the pay rates of all members of staff. 2.

Part-timers may be on lower pay rates than full-time workers.

redundancy

The tribunal ruled that all three women were entitled to redundancy pay .

Thus the absence does not reduce accrued rights to redundancy pay or to notice entitlement.

If Sandie does not want it she will still get redundancy pay .

The last time I saved any money was my redundancy pay , but that soon went.

His redundancy pay and bar work supported him while he did this.

As a result, a volunteer remains entitled to his statutory right to redundancy pay .

The man from Bicester who blew his redundancy pay on a Rolls Royce.

review

Moreover, we have agreed in full to the pay review body's recommendations on how to fund the doctors' new contracts.

We will retain the pay review bodies.

To get to the pay review body involved an interesting and long gestation period by Ministers.

When a piece of work is late they enquire as to their prey's health, and mention an upcoming pay review .

We look forward with interest to what the pay review body will report in January.

The best result of the 1982 pay dispute was the nurses' pay review body.

The pay review body with its commitment to performance-related pay is immensely important.

rise

My worry is that the clamp on public sector pay rises may spark a winter of discontent.

Directors gave themselves an average five percent pay rise in the past year, according to a survey yesterday.

Pro-active means giving your employees a pay rise before the unions demand it.

On March 17, a further decree announced improved material provision for servicemen, including pay rises and housing.

This was just a little added bonus - Alan also received a 27 percent pay rise .

The most important benefits were adequate job provision, regular pay rises and state welfare services.

However, especially at primary level, salaries remain low, and pay rises have not kept up with inflation.

scale

Recite my entire career history complete with qualifications, pay scale , dates of promotions and dossier of official merit-ratings and reprimands?

Especially at its lower end of the pay scale , the job world does not reward people adequately.

Similarly, we might consider whether educational qualifications or length of service are not also components of pay scales in Western companies.

Others are bumping up pay scales to stop staff being poached and to attract crews.

Structures have been used to implement pay scales rather than principles of organisational design.

One approach to tackling this issue would be to encourage firms to promulgate, promote and publish pay scales and pay decisions.

They are also paying top officials 10% over the normal pay scales .

Aurigny's pay scales have traditionally been below the industry average.

settlement

Lamont limits public sector pay to 1 Public sector pay settlements have been limited to a maximum of one point five percent.

In 1981 conflict over pay settlements led to an unprecedented civil service strike.

The inflation figures, and even pay settlements , have been less awful than might have been expected.

The Government introduced incentive allowances for teachers in 1987 when it removed the profession's bargaining rights and imposed a pay settlement .

In manufacturing industry, pay settlements were down from an average of 9 percent. to 5.5 percent.

Other pay settlements for powerful groups of workers have been preceded by promises to adjust the limits if necessary.

The continuation order has no bearing on arrangements for next year's pay settlement .

The pay settlement had changed her mind.

tribute

As well as his family, dozens of students were there to hear the college's vicar pay tribute to their friend.

And they heard the Prime Minister pay tribute to them when they sat in on Question Time.

■ VERB

earn

So to do your job, and earn your pay , you really have to be pressing all the time.

As a result, employees who now put in, say, four 10-hour days no longer would earn extra overtime pay .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

all expenses paid

back rent/taxes/pay etc

A former landlord said she was still owed several thousand dollars in back rent.

Dave Escott bought at the height of the boom, and any back rent will only add to his negative equity.

He owes $ 10, 000 in back taxes.

Homar sued for reinstatement of his job, back pay and money damages.

I needed a release from the tax office showing that I owed no back taxes.

Look, she said, he's left, bolted, owing three months' back rent.

Next: What to do when you can not afford to pay back taxes.

The Internal Revenue Service has been battling him for years for back taxes and penalties related to one venture.

basic salary/pay/pension etc

Blackwell and Deane received a basic salary plus poundage according to the level of military spending.

Firstly, women can only receive a pension based on their husband's contributions if he himself is in receipt of a basic pension.

Graduated pension is increased annually in the same way as the basic pension.

In money terms, the value is about 60 percent of the level of basic pension to which their husband is entitled.

Managers may earn bonuses up to 25 percent of their basic salary in some hotels.

There is a generous stock-option scheme, and performance-related pay that can, in some cases, double basic salaries.

Your basic pension may be increased if you are supporting a dependent spouse or children.

cost/pay/charge the earth

A well planned, well made kitchen that doesn't cost the earth .

But ... but it must cost the earth .

He would miss seeing Harry and, besides, a weekend at some hotel would cost the earth .

In Coventry Sir William Lyons produced wonderful engineering and style-but he didn't believe his cars should cost the earth .

It is possible to pay the earth for beauty products.

It would cost the earth , but it had to be safer than Nigel's Aston Martin.

This is a flexible, well-designed machine which produces quality prints and doesn't cost the earth to print them.

crime doesn't pay

dock sb's wages/pay/salary

hourly pay/earnings/fees etc

Average hourly earnings advanced a scant 1 cent in January, reaching $ 12. 06.

It did, however, charge hourly fees that could add up quickly for heavy users.

Mississippi has the lowest income per capita of any state, as well as the lowest hourly earnings for production workers.

Mr Bennett, even at his hourly fees still an officer of the court, should be ashamed of himself.

Within the Paid Employment Arena 3.2 Differential hourly earnings are the most obvious indicator of the patriarchal dividend.

not take/pay a blind bit of notice

For six years, the Government have not taken a blind bit of notice of the Audit Commission's report.

paid in arrears

pay court to sb

Elton had paid court to Miss Smith for a month, but had made no progress.

pay good money for sth

I paid good money for that sofa, so it should last.

And we'd say, we're paying good money for this.

Consumer information is an asset which marketers are prepared to pay good money for.

I paid good money for that, I said, can't I just have a last go on it?

I paid good money for this vehicle and I won't have the likes of you doing what you're doing!

It hardly surprised him that people were not too keen on paying good money for that.

Why pay good money for the same effect?

Women would pay good money for a glimpse of his guardsman's helmet.

pay heed to sth/take heed of sth

pay lip service to sb/sth

It pays lip service to local choices but provides no specific means to make them more rational and efficient.

Politicians pay lip service to crime.

Previous governments have paid lip service to the idea but achieved little.

The conventional methodology tends to pay lip service to user involvement.

The professors all pay lip service to welcoming every point of view, but most really do not.

They pay lip service to equality but they don't want to have to do anything committed about it.

Though everybody pays lip service to performance, politics is often the ultimate arbiter of their fate.

We need to stop paying lip service to them.

pay over the odds

But do they make us pay over the odds ?

If the hon. Gentleman believes otherwise, he is inviting electricity consumers to pay over the odds for their electricity.

In the past Coleby had paid over the odds for things he wanted.

It pays over the odds , and promotes rapidly too.

The first, and most general, is the willingness of companies to pay over the odds when they acquire other companies.

They still expected to get cheap baked beans, but would pay over the odds for high-quality fresh food.

We could have guessed that Abraham would end up paying over the odds , but not as much as this.

When a firm is mature, with a long track-record, investors are less likely to pay over the odds for it.

pay your last respects (to sb)

At the graveside, a volley of shots ... before a Hercules flew overhead to pay its last respects .

Many thousands paid their last respects to Dubcek at his funeral in Bratislava on Nov. 15.

The Krays, Richardsons, and many more villains had come to pay their last respects .

This was quite a normal thing at that time and neighbours would call to pay their last respects .

pay/bring dividends

Among stocks, only the railroads paid dividends on a regular basis.

And the strategy appears to be paying dividends .

Blue chip refers to firms with long track records for turning profits and paying dividends .

Fortified by his second election victory Adenauer adhered to his policies, which continued to pay dividends .

If they are given a vote of confidence this season it could bring dividends .

One thing is certain, as the competition increases, worldwide reputation for quality and service will pay dividends .

Only three of the stocks on the list paid dividends , and the highest of those was 70 cents a share annually.

Our advertising sales structures have been reshaped, and this is already paying dividends .

pay/settle an old score

Oh, I heard plenty of rumours, but they were nearly all based on settling old scores.

There was no place like the thick of battle for settling an old score.

With the championship having been decided, this was likely to be their last chance to settle old scores.

pensionable pay/salary etc

For 40 years' membership, members receive a pension of two thirds pensionable pay near retirement.

The scheme provides a pension on retirement linked to final pensionable pay near that time.

put paid to sth

But the glint of mockery in his dark eyes put paid to that fantasy.

But Travis McKenna had put paid to that by being particularly vigilant.

Hitler's assault in the summer of 1940 put paid to the agitation for peace negotiations.

It rather put paid to any idea she'd had of motoring around and discovering more of the area though.

Lefkowitz, a classicist and humanities professor at Wellesley College, puts paid to Afrocentric myth-making.

People were cursing the Greenhouse Effect and swearing that it had put paid to surf in Hawaii for all time.

This was the cause of his deafness, which put paid to a planned career in the army and in politics.

Yet an inflamed shin almost put paid to Sampras in the first week.

rob Peter to pay Paul

For example, one contributor argued that mainstream funding for Whiterock College was a case of robbing Peter to pay Paul.

severance pay/package

He would not answer questions about the lack of severance pay.

Ivy said the school did not buy out the contract but would negotiate some kind of severance package with Mumme.

Laid-off employees, of which there have been 105 since January, each received a severance package and a computer.

Of the $ 27 million charge, about $ 15 million relates to severance pay and plant closures.

She received three months of severance pay.

Sources said that they have been given six weeks to finish their assignments and another four weeks' severance pay.

The council also agreed to pay moving expenses and provide six months severance pay should they later fire him.

There will, of course, be no severance pay, and a reference is out of the question.

there'll be hell to pay

If he doesn't do it on time, there'll be hell to pay.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"What's the pay ?" "About $10 an hour."

For most fast-food workers, the pay is around $5 an hour.

Joe's been receiving sick pay since the accident.

The worst thing about being a nurse is the low pay .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

For four years running, the Government's teachers' pay committee has reported that teachers' morale has never been lower.

If entitlements are exceeded, the system will issue the relevant warning message and stop pay .

If women were evenly distributed across the spectrum of employment, their pay levels would be much closer to those of men.

Most of all, they need equal pay and comparable worth.

Staff unions and many councillors last year attacked large pay increases for senior staff in all departments.

The new chief executive acknowledged he would be taking a pay cut.

To raise his wage without raising his marginal productivity would be to put his pay above his contribution.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.