payday

[pey-dey]
noun
1.
the day on which wages are given, payment is made, etc.
2.
Informal. a day or period during which a great deal of money, success, fame, etc., is won or obtained: Payday came when she was given a screen test by a big Hollywood studio.

Origin:
1520–30; pay1 + day

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payday (ˈpeɪˌdeɪ)
 
n
the day on which wages or salaries are paid

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Or how about the number of payday lenders in neighborhoods of color.
The shops that seem to be thriving are weighted towards chain stores and payday
  loan outfits.
They recognised that cheque-cashing stores and payday lenders are expensive,
  but they appreciated the relative transparency.
The charges claim that customers were charged for things they didn't want when
  they went to a website seeking a payday advance.
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