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Pass On

To charge a customer for an expense that one was required to pay. For example, suppose a company spends $10 for a product, which it then re-sells to customers for $14. If the company's supplier raises the price to $12 per product, the company may pass on the expenses to customers by raising its own price to $16 per product, thereby preserving its $4 profit.
References in classic literature ?
Pass word to the men, Aylward, that they unsling their bows, for I have no doubt that there are some very worthy gentlemen yonder who may give us some opportunity for honorable advancement.
It is a sad sight to see this very fine pass, which my own Company here could hold against an army, and yet to ride through it with as little profit as though it were the lane from my kennels to the Avon.
Here the Company were quartered in a scattered mountain hamlet, and Alleyne spent the day looking down upon the swarming army which poured with gleam of spears and flaunt of standards through the narrow pass.
Whilst Aylward had been speaking, a strong column of archers had defiled through the pass beneath them.
When three weeks had gone by without the pass list appearing Anne began to feel that she really couldn't stand the strain much longer.
Father brought the paper home from Bright River not ten minutes ago--it came out on the afternoon train, you know, and won't be here till tomorrow by mail--and when I saw the pass list I just rushed over like a wild thing.
Well now, I always said it," said Matthew, gazing at the pass list delightedly.
Let me pass then in peace, for if I mistake not he is as much your enemy as mine, and you can have no cause to protect him.
I know not whom you may be, with the white skin of a thern and the black hair of a red man; but were it only Thurid whose safety were at stake you might pass, and welcome, in so far as we be concerned.
Tell us who you be, and what mission calls you to this unknown world beneath the Valley Dor, then maybe we can see our way to let you pass upon the errand which we should like to undertake would our orders permit.
At first Pierre wished to take another seat so as not to trouble the lady, and also to pick up the glove himself and to pass round the doctors who were not even in his way; but all at once he felt that this would not do, and that tonight he was a person obliged to perform some sort of awful rite which everyone expected of him, and that he was therefore bound to accept their services.
One could pass from one to another of these rooms without having to go by way of the gallery.