An urban neologism referring to obtaining cash through other than commonly respectable means; such as by pawning items, selling stolen items, or illegal activity. Generally not in reference to gainful employment.
Punko 1: Yo, i jacked this car stero from a Hundai last night.

Punko 2: Straigt up! Watcha gon do wit it?

Punko 1: Watcha think? I'm gonna to pawn it and get paid.
by jay October 9, 2004
A euphemism for get laid; useful when in hearing distance of polite company.
Oh man, it has been like a week since I got paid.
by Grampa Irving February 14, 2005
The term expresses an exceptionally good performance by someone

The term is used in such a way that if the person (who the term is being directed to) actually is getting paid for whatever s/he is doing, then merely saying the term (and technically expressing the obvious) actually means to express that that person is going above and beyond the job requirements and should be getting paid a lot (maybe more than s/he is getting paid).

If money is not already involved then it just expresses that the person is doing such a good job that it's like s/he is getting paid and still going above and beyond the requirements.
Example 1:

(Childris works as a cashier in a grocery store making an hourly wage of 7.50$)

Childris: Hey, did you see me yesterday? I scanned through 227 items and had all of them bagged within 5 minutes

Fellow Cashier: Hell yeah I did, you were getting paid!

Example 2:

Person 1: I've been training to play basketball all summer, so I challeneged my younger brother 1 on 1 and he beat me 15 to 2

Person 2: Wow, your brother is gettin' paid!
by Forever Artist April 26, 2008
A motivating term used by gym-aholics while lifting weights.
Adrian: One more set, come on bro get paid!
by ladypeña August 30, 2013
To receive bad payment for a job that sucks.
A lot of teens and young adults get paid dick to be abused by people like Bob all day.
by gRis>> September 12, 2009
The most viscous taunt you can give an opponent while rebounding a basketball. It refers to the board man (rebounder) being rewarded (gets paid) for his ball fetching efforts. The phrase will surely strike fear in the opposing team. Can also be applied to other events in life when somebody is owning another person or people.
The Claw grabbed a rebound and quietly uttered "board man gets paid." The other team subsequently forfeited the game.
by sharkster June 12, 2019
1. The act of recieving payment.

2. A mantra for the true original ganstah - solid advice from Mr. Chi City.
1. Howard received a check in the mail today. He got money, and got paid.

2. Ermingarde got a promotion today. As they say - get money, get paid.
by Notorious PHE June 16, 2010