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Pay the Piper

1. To repay a debt.

2. To face a coming punishment, especially if one has made a serious mistake. One pays the piper by facing the wronged supervisor or client.
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And worse, with so much of our country's budget in the hands of the foreign-aid donors, the power of Ugandan voters to hold our government to account has been usurped by international creditors--precisely because he who pays the piper calls the tune."
You know the old saying he who pays the piper calls the tune.
One angry Southeastern cardiologist, a solo practitioner who did not want his name published, said, "Whoever pays the piper calls the tune.
We believe that "he who pays the piper calls the tune" and that's why public financing of elections is our ultimate goal and a key part of our Democracy Agenda.
What part of "he who pays the piper calls the tune" do we not understand?
Does "he who pays the piper" really call the tune: Wakeford's response
He who pays the piper calls the tune and federal funding would almost certainly mean better supervision in an area that is certain to attract the unscrupulous, reckless, and even fanatical just as much as it does adventurous mavericks like West.
Charles Plumridge, a senior Gulf Veterans and Families Association co-ordinator, said: 'He who pays the piper calls the tune.'
History has taught us over and over again that "the one who pays the piper calls the tune."
"I would just remind you of the saying, 'qui?n paga, manda,'" he added, using the Spanish equivalent of "who pays the piper, calls the tune."
He who pays the piper calls the tune, replied the other.
Recall the saying "He who pays the piper calls the tune." Now, nations that have their debts "forgiven" will be coerced into accepting "sustainable" development (the UN/feminist variety, of course).