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  • as inbite the bullet
  • as inface the music

synonyms for pay the piper

  • be forced
  • bow to fate
  • cross the Rubicon
  • face the music
  • have no choice
  • know no alternative
  • leap into the breach
  • seize the opportunity
  • stand up and take it
  • suck it up
  • swallow the pill
  • take it
  • take one's medicine
  • take the rap
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How to use pay the piper in a sentence

Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
Now, on my first day here, you pay me back for what I did then—as if it needed paying back!
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
“We shall make Mr. Pickwick pay for peeping,” said Fogg, with considerable native humour, as he unfolded his papers.
THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB, V. 2(OF 2)CHARLES DICKENS
Condillac after the marquis's death had refused to pay tithes to Mother Church and has flouted and insulted the Bishop.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Of course, newly acquired Ferns will pay for extra attention in the way of watering until they have secured a proper roothold.
HOW TO KNOW THE FERNSS. LEONARD BASTIN
In these enlightened days no man is imprisoned for owing money, but only because he does not pay it when told to do so.
SHOWELL'S DICTIONARY OF BIRMINGHAMTHOMAS T. HARMAN AND WALTER SHOWELL
But she was young enough and pretty enough to pay little heed to pose or background.
THE RED YEARLOUIS TRACY
Then, you know, she had no right to play in the Rooms again; she was supposed to pay her hotel bill, and leave Monte Carlo.
ROSEMARY IN SEARCH OF A FATHERC. N. WILLIAMSON
He would fear what he did not understand, and he would bow down and pay homage to what he feared.
GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
One day she had heard a man say, "If there is a drought we shall have the devil to pay with our stock before winter is over."
RAMONAHELEN HUNT JACKSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PAY THE PIPER

  • be forced
  • bow to fate
  • cross the Rubicon
  • face the music
  • have no choice
  • know no alternative
  • leap into the breach
  • pay the piper
  • seize the opportunity
  • stand up and take it
  • suck it up
  • swallow the pill
  • take it
  • take one's medicine
  • take the rap
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.