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back wages

noun

See back pay

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  • He hinted that if he could get his back wages he did not care what became of the boat.

    The Yazoo Mystery Irving Craddock
  • His clothes, save what were upon him, had descended to his man-servant for back wages.

  • He insists that several months back wages were due him at the time he left here.

    The Missing Formula Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt
  • And I say it's fair and honest to get your back wages the best way you can.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • Well, if he doesn't pay me some of my back wages soon, I'll sue him!

  • But they decided rightly; and seeing the game was up, merely tried to get me to promise to pay their back wages.

  • And why was it that Mr. Smith wouldn't pay Billy, the desk clerk, his back wages when he wanted to put it into Cuba?

  • Also he collected hundreds of dollars in back wages for workers whom the companies had sought to defraud.

    The Centralia Conspiracy Ralph Chaplin
  • He even blew in his own bank account settlin' part of the back wages.

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