Pass On

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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.
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My mother's childhood and early life had been passed on the southern shores of England.
They passed on towards the palace, but walking through a square, they came upon a crowd watching a young and well-dressed man who was urging a horse at full speed round the open space, using at the same time his spurs and whip so unmercifully that the animal was all covered with foam and blood.
Night came on; the train passed on at full speed, in the midst of the roaring of the tigers, bears, and wolves which fled before the locomotive; and the marvels of Bengal, Golconda ruined Gour, Murshedabad, the ancient capital, Burdwan, Hugly, and the French town of Chandernagor, where Passepartout would have been proud to see his country's flag flying, were hidden from their view in the darkness.