nagbayad ng mahal (nagbayad ng mahál) Filipino/Tagalog term
Literal meaning: paid very dearly
- ang parusang tinanggap ay higit kaysa sa kasalanang ginawa
- the punishment received was greater than the offense committed
- Si Juan ay nagbayad ng mahál sa nagawa niyang panlalamang sa kapwa.
- Juan received a punishment greater than his sin committed from abusing his fellow men.