he who pays the piper calls the tune

jelentés / meaning:
"aki fizeti a muzsikust, az rendeli a zenét" , aki fizet ,az dönthet

The person who pays a musician can decide what music he wants to hear. And the person who pays for any service has the right to say exactly what he wants.

piper  = a person who plays the pipe
pipe = a musical instrument
tune= a melody; a piece of music

 példák / examples:

  • When Mrs. Dalton told the artist what she wanted her portrait to look like, the artist cringed to think that anyone could have such bad taste. Still, he who pays the piper calls the tune, and Mrs. Dalton got what she wanted.