English version

pay packet

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Wages
pay packetˈpay ˌpacket noun [countable] British English 🔊 🔊 1 BEWthe amount of money someone earns2 BEWan envelope containing someone’s wages
Examples from the Corpus
pay packetHe'd been conned, as if he was an eighteen-year-old kid up from the suburbs with his first pay packet.Then after two or three months she had had enough so she didn't give her pay packet in at all.When my grandparents came over, the next pay packet from my uncle and my father went straight to my grandfather.The 1986 Finance Act introduced tax relief on regular giving to charities deducted from the giver's pay packet.Mr Smith must learn that hitting the pay packet hits the housing market, and that hits the institutions.She knew how much the pay packet meant to that middle-class family.
From Longman Business Dictionarypay packetˈpay ˌpacket (also pay envelope American English), wage packet British English noun [countable]1an envelope containing a worker’s pay and a PAY SLIPWorkers earning £150 a week or more will receive just over £5 extra in their weekly pay packets.2British EnglishECONOMICS the amount of money which workers receiveIncreasing taxation will hit everyone’s paypacket.
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