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I ain't on your payroll and so I can speak out free and independent.

This will save you $4.00 on that particular part of your payroll.

And not a man or a woman was docked or dropped from the payroll.

Khouzhik promptly placed all of them on the payroll of his Management.

Little things like bein' on the payroll or not wa'n't botherin' him then.

Why, he must have been on the payroll before some of them young sports was born.

Since it looked more vigorous with each passing hour, I saw myself on the payroll of the Intelligencer for a long time to come.

He was on the payroll before the president got over his daze.

Your checks are ready, and I'll give them to you as soon as you sign the payroll.

"I found Mr. Murphy's payroll in his tent," Charley observed.

WORD ORIGIN

1740, from pay (v.) + roll (n.); "total amount paid to employees over a period," hence, via records-keeping, "list of employees receiving pay."

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