One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the lure of enormous pay-offs in hard currency could prove irresistible’
payment, payout, reward, recompense, consideration
bribe, inducement, enticement, incentive
North American payola
kickback, sweetener, carrot, backhander, hush money, slush fund, cut, graft
British bung, dropsy
North American plugola, schmear
rare douceur, drop
2‘sales are forecast to produce a pay-off of £160,000’
return, return on investment, yield, payback, reward, profit, gain, income, revenue, interest, dividend, percentage
3‘the murderer is finally unmasked in a dramatic pay-off’
outcome, denouement, culmination, conclusion, development, result, consequence, out-turn, end result, upshot, aftermath
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