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[pey-uh z-yoo-goh] /ˈpeɪ əz yʊˈgoʊ/
the principle or practice of paying for goods and services at the time of purchase, rather than relying on credit.
of, relating to, or based on such a principle or practice:
a pay-as-you-go budget.
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Necessarily, a pay-as-you-go policy would limit access to longevity treatments.
  • These intermediate step can be achieved in a pay-as-you-go way.
  • Several other companies, including major telecoms, are trying variants on this pay-as-you-go approach.
  • Buy a local pay-as-you-go phone when traveling to use for local calls.
  • Lessons are taught with a pay-as-you-go option, giving riders the chance to test the waters.
  • If you're in the market for an inexpensive touchscreen phone on pay-as-you-go, there's plenty of choice right now.
  • It advocated a move away from pay-as-you-go financing, under which contributions from workers pay for today's pensions.
  • pay-as-you-go phones, in particular, have the obvious advantage to criminals of being untraceable.
  • It argued that public pay-as-you-go systems were financially unsustainable and should be cranked down.
  • First, governments will have to act much more boldly to reduce the scope of the core pay-as-you-go public pension system.

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