Pay the piper meaning

What does the saying 'Pay the piper' mean?

Idiom: Pay the piper

Meaning: When you pay the piper, you have to accept the consequences of something that you have done wrong or badly.

Country: International English | Subject Area: Money | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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