To pay off

Related to To pay off: paid out, Paid off, paying out
To make compensation to and discharge; as, to pay off the crew of a ship
To allow (a thread, cord, etc.) to run off; to unwind.
to bribe.

See also: Pay, Pay, Pay

References in classic literature ?
When they saw him on the point of death they thought to themselves: "Now is the time to pay off old grudges.
Pitt's celebrated sinking-fund = Sir William Pitt "the younger"(1759-1806), when he became Prime Minister in 1784, sought to raise taxes in order to pay off the British national debt}
I have a little money saved up, enough to pay off what you owe.
Then he laid himself down and slept off a little of his weariness; and when he awoke the next morning he broke off a head both of the good and the bad salad, and thought to himself, 'This will help me to my fortune again, and enable me to pay off some folks for their treachery.
He became first secretary to and then part owner of a tile and brick factory, and in a few years made enough money to pay off all his old debts.
It's time to come up with a plan to pay off your credit card balance and lower your debt.
Number of years it would take for rental income to pay off the median home value.
According to tvonenews, the online portal of Mega news channel, owned by the Archbishopric, the Church signed an agreement with the lender, parting with some of it's land to pay off the debt.
Residents have also learned that it costs an average PS309,167 for single tier and county councils to pay off chief executives.
If you're unable to pay off your balance in full this month, look at transferring your balance to a new zero per cent card.
PRINCETON - Selectmen want to meet with Princeton Municipal Light Department officials to find out why they decided to borrow money to pay off a loan for ice storm cleanup instead of using reserves.