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to bear the consequences of one's actions
You've been up all nigt partying, carousing and having all kinds of good time. Now you're at work and you're so tired and hung over you'd rather be dead than have to spend the next 8 hours sorting out tps reports. Well, buddy, if you wanna have fun, you gotta pay the piper.
by bart wheeler February 18, 2007
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To pay a price that you deem high or unfair, but failing to pay the price often results in dire consequences.

Based on the story of the Pied Piper, who removed the rats from a town, and when not paid, he took their children instead!
Don't you know the Mafia collects protection here? If you want to run a business in this town, you have to pay the piper.
by RobbyPants June 01, 2007
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1) To get what's coming to you (i.e. get your comeuppance).

You thought you could get away with ripping me off that time. Well, now it's time to pay the piper.
by TheKoW January 02, 2008
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If a man takes a skank out for a meal and spends alot of money on her. even if she doesnt find the man attractive, she will still have sex with him after the meal. With the hope he will spend money on her again. This is to pay the piper.
"i had to pay the piper last night coz he took me to that japanese resturant"
by Pete Kinner November 12, 2007
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bear the consequences of an action or activity that one has enjoyed.
The submissive princess will have to pay the piper with spankings for her disobedience to her master.
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by MaddamEve July 31, 2018
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