pay beforehand was never well served
1591 J. FLORIO Second Fruits 39 He that paieth afore hand, hath neuer his worke well done.
1721 J. KELLY Scottish Proverbs 278 Pay beforehand was never well serv’d. It is common to see..Labourers, to go about a piece of Work with great Uneasiness, which is to pay a just Debt.
1786 G. WASHINGTON Letter 7 Jan. in Writings (1938) XXVIII. 370 I have had some reason to remember an old adage, that one of the bad paymasters is him that pays before hand.
1819 SCOTT Bride of Lammermoor iii. ‘Your honour is the bad pay-master,’ he said, ‘who pays before it is done.’
1928 A. C. BROWN Dr. Glazebrook’s Revenge xi. The old Scots adage that ‘fore-hand payments mak’ hint-hand wark’.
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