Pay dues

Pay dues
(surfing) earn a place in the line-up

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • pay dues — pay (your) dues to earn respect because you worked hard to develop a skill. She paid her dues playing in small clubs in New York before an album made her famous. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of dues (= money paid to belong to an… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pay dues — pay taxes, pay membership fees; pay debts …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pay dues — verb see pay V …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay dues — Australian Slang (surfing) earn a place in the line up …   English dialects glossary

  • dues — n. 1) to pay dues 2) annual; membership dues * * * membership dues annual to pay dues …   Combinatory dictionary

  • pay one's dues — phrasal 1. to earn a right or position through experience, suffering, or hard work 2. (also pay dues) pay intransitive verb 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dues — [djuːz ǁ duːz] noun [plural] regular payments made to an organization such as a professional association or trade union by its members; = subscription Bre: • Institute dues, which average $112 per member, were last raised three years ago. ˈdock… …   Financial and business terms

  • pay your dues — to work hard and have difficult experiences in order to become successful I ve paid my dues. It s time that I began reaping some benefits. • • • Main Entry: ↑due pay your dues see ↑due, 2 • • • Main Entry: ↑pay …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay your dues — pay (your) dues to earn respect because you worked hard to develop a skill. She paid her dues playing in small clubs in New York before an album made her famous. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of dues (= money paid to belong to an… …   New idioms dictionary

  • pay your dues — If you have paid your dues, you have had your own struggles and earned your place or position …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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