TO PAY SOMEBODY BACK
TO PAY SOMEBODY BACK: meaning and examples
Today we continue with our money theme.
Today's expression is: to pay somebody back
It means: to return borrowed money.
Thanks for letting me borrow the 100 euros. I will pay you back as soon as I get paid. I promise!
Although this is not a difficult phrasal verb, I've included it because it's very common in conversation; much more common than 'return', and many people don't know it. Example 2 is also acceptable:
Thanks for letting me borrow the 100 euros. I will return it to you as soon as I get paid. I promise!
However, Example 1 is much more common in normal (informal) conversation.
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