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paycheck

[pey-chek] /ˈpeɪˌtʃɛk/
noun
1.
a bank check given as salary or wages.
2.
salary or wages:
One can stretch the paycheck only just so far.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05; pay1 + check
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  • If there is no vacation time left, it comes out of the their paycheck.
  • If you think that's a subsidy, then your entire paycheck is nothing more than a subsidy.
  • Your voluntary departure is probably not as much a function of the paycheck as you think.
  • That's your whole paycheck--if your whole paycheck even covers it.
  • She was a waitress, and her paycheck and tips barely sustained us.
  • Yet amid this carnage there is one thing that, surprisingly, has continued to grow: the paycheck of the average worker.
  • Everybody understands that, as a rule of thumb, more school means a bigger paycheck.
  • All you are is a paycheck, and now you ain't even that.
  • The paycheck may be padded, but shift workers might be paying a price with their health.
  • Holding me back were my lack of savings and my fear of sacrificing a regular paycheck.
Word Origin and History for paycheck
n.

also pay-check, 1894, from pay (n.) + check (n.).

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