LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||08/FEV/2007 12:04 AM|
|Assunto:||I got paid back|
(1) I got paid back. = Money that was owed to me, was paid to me. I did something (good or bad) to or for someone, and that person did something (good or bad) to or for me.
I lent five dollars to Brad. Brad paid me the money. I got paid back.
I drove him from his home to the university every day for a year. He bought a new car, not once did he give me a ride in it, and now he says bad things about my car! Boy, I got paid back for my kindness.
(2) I got pay back. = I got revenge.
He lied to the professor about me. One day I found his books and notes in a classroom, and I threw them into the trash. I got pay back for his lies.
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