English version

he who pays the piper calls the tune

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhe who pays the piper calls the tunehe who pays the piper calls the tuneold-fashioned used to say that the person who gives the money for something can decide how it will be used pay
Examples from the Corpus
he who pays the piper calls the tuneHer benefits were therefore not so much economic as political: he who pays the piper calls the tune.
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