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Idiom:  pay a visit

Meaning .

Idiom:  pay a visit to someone/something (pay someone/something a visit)

  • to go see someone or something

Example sentences

  • I haven’t heard from my father in two weeks so I’m going to pay him a visit and make sure he’s okay.
  • There are very few doctors who will pay a visit to patients' homes these days.
  • It's been a few months since we've seen my mother-in-law so we need to pay a visit this weekend.
  • My best friend was in town and decided to pay a visit but we were at the shopping mall so I missed her.
  • Let's pay a visit to the cemetery on Veterans Day and lay down some flowers at my grandfather's grave.
  • You'll be paying the dentist a visit  soon if you don't stop drinking so many sodas and eating those sugary candies.
  • If you have a chance to pay a visit to Mount Rushmore National Memorial while you're in the Dakotas you will not regret it.
  • A couple of police officers paid our office a visit this afternoon and I'm dying to know what they questioned my boss about.
  • Every Memorial Day we pay a visit to my uncle's grave to pay our respects.
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pay a visit

collocation pattern: verb + noun

to visit someone or something

For example

  • You should pay your lawyer a visit and get some advice.
  • If you have time, pay a visit to the science museum while you're here.

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Example sentences pay a visit

Just pay a visit to the link below.
Few politicians have dared to pay a visit to a concentration camp during their re-election campaign.
If you've been feeling low for more than a couple of weeks pay a visit to your doc.
Pay a visit to the newspaper editor and treat him to a knuckle sandwich?
Contact your local environmental health or planning department and ask it to pay a visit .

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Definition of 'visit' visit

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pay (someone) a visit

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You can visit a place, or a person/people (in their home/s). "Visit" takes a direct object (no preposition). e.g. (1) I visit the zoo. (2) I visit my parents. "Pay a visit" is used with the preposition "to". e.g. (1) I pay a visit to his house. (2) I pay a visit to my parents. "Take a visit" is not as commonly heard where I am from, and I wouldn't use it as it sounds wrong to me. But if you use it, it would have to be a place. e.g. (1) Take a visit to the island.

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100 Best “Thank You for Visiting” Messages and Quotes

Here is a list of the 100 best “Thank You for Visiting” messages and quotes to let them know how nice it was to see them.

#1 It meant so much that you took the time to travel such a long way to see me. My days are always better when I get to be with you. Thank you so much for paying me a visit. I had such a wonderful time and will remember it for the rest of my years. I hope we can visit each other again soon.

#2 When a friend like you comes to see me, it makes an undeniable imprint in my life. Thank you for that gift, my friend. Not only did you change my day, but you gave me lasting happiness that I can carry with me as I remember the time we shared.

#3 Thank you sincerely for your kind visit. It meant a lot to me that you took the time to come by. I know how busy you are, and I truly value the time we spent together. Please know that I am very grateful for your kindness.

#4 Your visit was just what we needed. Great friends, great conversation, and great food. You made it very memorable and we thoroughly enjoyed reconnecting with you. Thank you so much for coming.

#5 I’m already excited about the next time you visit! Thank you so much for coming into town and making it seem so much brighter and better. Your energy and worldview never cease to inspire me, and I’m so happy we found the time to see each other. Thank you for coming!

#6 I know how much effort it took to get here! I hope you know just how loved you are and how much you can make my year better just by coming by. Thank you, my friend, for coming to visit.

#7 What an excellent visit we had with you, hearing about all your exciting new plans! We are thrilled you made time to come and share them with us. Even though we don’t get to see each other face-to-face very often, you’re always in our hearts. It was fantastic to see you in the flesh!

#8 As the years go by, we have come to realize how much our loved ones mean to us. You are a loved and dear friend, and it was especially kind of you to stop by and visit recently. I hope you enjoyed your time as much as I did. I treasure our friendship immensely. Thank you for paying me a visit.

#9 Thank you so much for putting in the time to come see me. I cherish our visits no matter how long or short. Let’s please do this again. I miss you already.

#10 The worst part about you visiting is when you have to say goodbye! I had such a meaningful time with you and will think fondly of the new memories we created and the old ones we shared. Thank you so much for visiting!

#11 Thank you for coming to see me! I can’t stop thinking about all the laughs we had. I will tell stories of our time together for years to come. Let’s do it again soon!

#12 When our loved ones are near, it warms our hearts and reminds us of how blessed we truly are. Thank you for coming to visit me. It was so very good to see you.

#13 Near or far, I know that a friend like you will always be a blessing in my life. Thank you so much for coming to visit me. You were such a good, gracious guest and I only hope I did right by you as a host. Please feel free to come again anytime.

#14 What a joy it is whenever you are around! Thank you for stopping by and visiting. Let’s do it again soon. I miss you so much when you aren’t around.

#15 Friendship is more precious than gold. No matter where we are in life, it means the world that we have the connection that we do. Thank you for visiting. Let’s never be strangers.

#16 The love of family can cross any distance, and it’s so wonderful to be reminded of that. It was lovely to see you and catch up with you again. You are more than welcome to visit again whenever you can. Thank you so much for coming.

#17 Wishing you a safe journey back. It was just delightful to see you on your recent visit. We loved renewing our friendship and appreciated the effort you made to come. Thank you so much for visiting. It always means so much to see you.

#18 It was truly a treat to see you, and I sure hope we can do it again soon. Thank you so much for coming to stay for a while.

#19 Thank you for your visit. Each moment was a pure delight, and I’m looking forward to the next time we see each other. Thank you so much!

#20 Although time and distance all too often gets in the way, whenever we reconnect, we pick up where we left off. That’s friendship. Thank you so much for going out of your way to see me. I am so touched. Thank you for visiting.

#21 Thank you, thank you, thank you for visiting! Seeing your face brightened up my day. I hope to see you again soon. I miss you so much when you aren’t around!

#22 Your visit was like a balm to my soul. Thank you for coming by and bringing so much comfort, joy, and laughter. I will treasure those moments together.

#23 Although we may not see each other as often as we’d like, distance is no match for the bond that we share. Thank you for coming to visit. It was fantastic to catch up.

#24 Thanks so much for visiting! It always cheers us up to see you. We wish you safe travels on your journey back home. Please call or text us to let us know you arrived safely!

#25 We always have so much fun when you’re here. Thank you for visiting and brightening up our home with your beautiful spirit. Let’s do it again soon!

#26 Although life has taken us in different directions, whenever we’re together, I’m reminded of how much we have in common, and how much we both care. Thank you for visiting. We have a beautiful time with you.

#27 Your visit meant the world, and this is just a little note to say thank you for coming to stay awhile. Seeing you always makes my day better!

#28 I was looking forward to your visit for so long, and it did not disappoint! Thank you for taking the time to come see me. Your presence really brightened up my week!

#29 Wishing you very safe travels back home. It was so nice catching up. You’re such an entertaining guest and I miss you so much already. You made my week so much brighter. Thank you for stopping by!

#30 This is a little note to say thank you for coming to visit. Getting to see you was such a surprise and a very special treat! I hope we can do it again soon.

#31 God has truly blessed me with a friend like you. Thank you for coming such a long way and staying to visit. We will treasure the time we had together.

#32 Your recent visit meant so much.  We are grateful for the time you spent here in our home and the encouragement it was to us. Wishing you all the best, now and always.

#33 Each visit you make means the whole world to me. I’m so happy I got to see you. I love you and I hope you’re doing well.

#34 When times are tough, it brings great comfort to be in the presence of the ones I care about. Thank you so much for visiting. You are such a comfort.

#35 This is just a little note to say thank you for your visit! It was an honor to be able to host you on your recent visit. We hope that you enjoyed your time with us and felt very welcome. Thank you so much for your visit.

#36 Your visits are always such a gift. I couldn’t ask for a more wonderful friend. Thank you so much for coming to stay.

#37 Your visit made me jump for joy! I loved that we were able to spend quality time together and enjoy the many memories we share. Come back soon!

#38 How fantastic it was to see you recently! We cannot thank you enough for coming to visit us. Your friendship means such a lot to us. We had a great time!

#39 What fun we had together on your recent visit. I wish we could get together more often! Please know that you are welcome any time you are able to come.

#40 Thank you for your visit! I haven’t laughed so hard since the last time I saw you. You mean so much to me and it was so good to catch up. Thank you for coming!

#41 Your visit was a real highlight for us and we had such a fun time with you. We really hope you can make it back here again in the not too distant future. Thank you so much for visiting!

#42 What a fun time we had together on your visit. Thank you so much for spending that precious time with us. We appreciated it greatly.

#43 I know you have a packed schedule and I truly appreciate you could find time to visit us. Thank you!

#44 Thank you for visiting…it was so much fun! Getting to talk like that meant so much to me. I would love to see you again soon. Stay well, my friend.

#45 My [broken leg] hurts less and the hospital doesn’t seem so dull and dreary after your visit. Thank you!

#46 My wife and I would like to express our gratitude to you for visiting us [last week]. We enjoyed spending [the evening] with you. Let’s do it again soon!

#47 Time flew by with our fantastic conversation about [politics and life]. Thanks for visiting! It was just the break we needed.

#48 My door is always open for you. Thank you so much for visiting me. It means so much to me to know you took time out of your busy life to come to see me.

#49 Your visits always make my life better. Thank you so much for coming to see me. I hope you had as good of a time as I did!

#50 I am writing this note while enjoying the [delicious cookies] you brought me. Thanks for the lovely visit. Please come back soon!

#51 Thank you for finding the time and making a visit. We’ve missed you so much! We all had a great time with you. Thank you, my friend, for coming to visit.

#52 What can be better than celebrating [your birthday] with your best friend? Thank you for coming and thanks for the thoughtful gift!

#53 It was a real joy to see you recently. Your visit meant so much more than you can imagine. Thank you for going out of your way to spend time with us.

#54 I want to thank you for being so gracious and coming to visit us at our new place. I hope you’ll come again soon. Seeing you always makes the day better!

#55 Thank you for coming to visit us with your beautiful family. I am so happy our kids finally got to meet each other. My daughter is already missing her new friend!

#56 It’s been a while since we had a delightful evening with such good conversation. Thanks for the company. It was truly wonderful.

#57 Having to spend summer days at a hospital is no fun. Thank you for being such a caring friend and coming to see me so often. Your visits are a great comfort to me and I will never forget your kindness.

#58 I am thrilled to let you know that my health is improving, and I will be discharged from the hospital in a few days. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to see me. Thank you for being there for me when I needed it most.

#59 Thank you again for coming to visit me. It was so good to catch up and remember our good old times. Let’s do it again!

#60 Thank you for coming to stay! We really loved having our truly special friend share our home with us. We already miss you!

#61 Thank you for making the trip to be with us at our [son’s first birthday]. Your visit made our celebration even more special!

#62 Seeing you is always a gift. I wanted to say thank you for taking the time to stop by and share your time with us. It meant so much to us.

#63 There are no words to express our gratitude to you for the kindness and support you showed us in these difficult times. Thank you for visiting and sharing our grief. God bless you.

#64 It’s only been [two] days since you left but we already miss you. Thank you for coming and spending your holidays with us!

The Most Famous Quotes to Include with Your Thank You Message for the Visit

“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” Anais Nin

“There’s only one thing more precious than our time and that’s who we spend it on.” Leo Christopher

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” Theophrastus

“The way we spend our time defines who we are.” Jonathan Estrin

“Time well spent adds to life well lived.” Martin Ugwu

“Friends are the family you choose.” Jess C. Scott

“You can always tell a real friend: when you’ve made a fool of yourself he doesn’t feel you’ve done a permanent job.” Laurence J. Peter

“A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees.” Amelia Earhart

“Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” Eleanor Roosevelt

“Gratitude is the inward feeling of kindness received. Thankfulness is the natural impulse to express that feeling. Thanksgiving is the following of that impulse.” Henry Van Dyke

“Words may show a man’s wit, but actions his meaning.” Benjamin Franklin

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.” Mark Twain

“Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.” Marcel Proust

“To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world.” Brandi Snyder

“I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.” Robert Brault

“Kindness is a passport that opens doors and fashions friends. It softens hearts and molds relationships that can last lifetimes.” Joseph B. Wirthlin

“Time is more value than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time.” Jim Rohn

“Rare as is true love, true friendship is rarer.” Jean de la Fontaine

“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.” John Ruskin

“The friend that always finds time to spend with you without consulting his or her calendar is a true friend.” Ellen J. Barrier

“Friends are those rare people who ask how we are and then wait to hear the answer.” Ed Cunningham

“Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art…It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” C.S. Lewis

“Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” Bob Kerrey

“True friends are always together in spirit.” L.M. Montgomery

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” Woodrow T. Wilson

“Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.” Cicero

“A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.” Walter Winchell

“Friendship is the golden thread that ties the heart of all the world.” John Evelyn

“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” Irish Proverb

“One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives.” Euripides

“Words are from the lips, actions are from the heart.” Rashida Costa

“A friend is one of the nicest things you can have, and one of the best things you can be.” Douglas Pagels

“There is nothing better than a friend, unless it is a friend with chocolate.” Linda Grayson

“Kindness begins with the understanding that we all struggle.” Charles Glassman

“I would rather walk with a friend in the dark, than alone in the light.” Helen Keller

“Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it, but you can use it. You can’t keep it, but you can spend it. Once you’ve lost it you can never get it back.” Harvey Mackay

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New Biden-Harris Administration actions will help close wage gaps and improve pay transparency for workers.

President Biden and Vice President Harris have long championed equal pay as a cornerstone of their commitment to ensuring opportunity and fairness for all workers. Closing gender and racial wage gaps is essential to ensuring that women and people of color can fully participate in the labor force. This past year, the gender pay gap was the lowest on record. Despite the progress we have made, the fight for equal pay continues. Today, women workers are still paid on average 84 cents for every dollar paid to men, and the disparities are even greater for many women of color. These inequities can add up to millions of dollars lost over the course of a lifetime.

The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to making the federal government a model employer and closing persistent wage gaps to help grow and strengthen our economy. That’s why the President has issued two Executive Orders aimed at advancing pay equity for both the federal workforce and employees of federal contractors . Today, to implement those Executive Orders, the Biden-Harris Administration is announcing new actions to:

  • Advance pay equity for federal workers. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is issuing a final rule ensuring that more than 80 federal agencies will no longer consider an individual’s current or past pay when determining the salaries of federal employees. Ending the use of salary history in pay-setting decisions is a proven way to help curb pay discrimination that can follow workers from job to job and ensure that salaries are based on applicants’ skills, experience, and expertise.
  • Promote economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in federal contracting by advancing pay equity and pay transparency. The Federal Acquisition Regulatory (FAR) Council is issuing a proposal to prohibit federal contractors and subcontractors from seeking and considering information about job applicants’ compensation history when hiring or setting pay for personnel working on or in connection with a government contract. In addition, the proposal would require federal contractors and subcontractors to disclose expected salary ranges in job postings, a policy that has been shown to reduce pay secrecy, help workers negotiate, and reduce pay gaps. These proposed policies would help federal contractors recruit, diversify, and retain talent; improve job satisfaction and performance; and reduce turnover—all factors associated with promoting the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of the federal contractor workforce.
  • Affirm equal pay obligations for federal contractors. The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs is issuing guidance clarifying existing protections against discrimination in hiring or pay decisions. The new guidance will help federal contractors and current and prospective contractor employees understand when reliance on an individual’s compensation history for hiring or pay decisions may result in unlawful discrimination.

Today’s announcements build on previous actions the Biden-Harris Administration has taken to close wage gaps and strengthen women’s economic security, which has led to the lowest unemployment rate among women since 1953. These actions include:

  • Launching the Good Jobs Initiative. DOL’s Good Jobs Initiative provides critical information to workers, employers, and government to improve job quality, empower workers, and ensure workers, especially those from underserved communities, can access good union jobs free from discrimination and harassment. The Initiative is dedicated to advancing the Departments of Labor and Commerce’s Good Jobs Principles , which address recruitment and hiring, diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility, and pay. The Departments of Transportation, Energy, Commerce, and Interior, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and General Services Administration, have signed memoranda of understanding with DOL to support the Good Jobs Initiative, promote equitable workforce development, and ensure workers have what they need to deliver on the once-in-a-generation Investing in America agenda.
  • Expanding access to good-paying construction jobs. To ensure women can access the almost 200,000 new construction jobs expected from the Biden-Harris Administration’s historic investments, the Department of Commerce launched the Million Women in Construction initiative, which calls on chip manufacturers, construction companies and unions to bring one million women into the construction industry over the next decade, roughly doubling women’s representation in the industry. DOL’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs also launched the Mega Construction Project (Megaproject) Program , which fosters equal opportunity on designated BIL- and CHIPS-funded construction projects through intensive on-the-ground assistance to remove hiring barriers and promote consideration of a diverse pool of qualified workers, including women, people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities.
  • Improving access to child care for the semiconductor workforce through CHIPS and Science Act implementation requirements. The Department of Commerce’s implementation of the CHIPS and Science Act included a historic requirement that applicants requesting over $150 million in direct funding submit plans to provide accessible, affordable, high-quality child care.
  • Increasing access to affordable care and supporting caregivers. Access to affordable, high-quality care is essential to ensuring parents, especially moms, can participate fully in the workforce. From day one, the Biden-Harris Administration has focused on ways to lower child care costs for hardworking families and improve wages for child care workers. The ARP Child Care Stabilization program delivered historic support to over 225,000 child care programs serving as many as 10 million children across the country. Over 90% of the child care programs that have received assistance are women-owned. The Council of Economic Advisors found that this stabilization funding supported savings for families with young children, raised the real wages of child care workers, and helped hundreds of thousands of women with young children enter or re-enter the workforce.

In addition, in April 2023, President Biden signed an Executive Order with more than 50 directives to nearly every cabinet-level agency to increase access to affordable, high-quality care and boost job quality for early educators and long-term care workers, who are disproportionately women of color. Among the many actions agencies have taken, the Department of Health and Human Services has proposed key changes to federal child care assistance to reduce child care payments for nearly 80,000 working families.

  • Increasing the minimum wage. The President issued  Executive Orders  directing the Administration to work toward ensuring that employees working on federal contracts and federal employees earned a $15 per hour minimum wage. Those directives went into effect in January 2022, raising the wages of about 370,000 federal employees and employees of federal contractors. In addition to helping the government do its work more efficiently, these directives take a step towards narrowing racial and gender disparities in income, as many low-wage workers are women and people of color. The order also eliminates the subminimum wage for workers with disabilities on federal contracts. The President has called on Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, so that American workers can have a job that delivers dignity and to make greater strides towards pay equity.
  • Supporting women-owned businesses and entrepreneurs. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Small Business Administration-backed loans to women-owned small businesses are up more than 60 percent, totaling $5.1 billion in lending to women-owned businesses in FY23.And a new report out this month found that from 2019 to 2023, women’s small business formation surged, substantially outpacing overall formation. This Administration has invested nearly $70 million in the Women Business Centers (WBC) network, expanding it for the first time into all 50 states and tripling the number of WBCs at Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and other minority-serving institutions. President Biden also invested $10 billion through the ARP  State Small Business Credit Initiative  (SSBCI) to help States, territories, and Tribal governments leverage tens of billions more in matching public and private dollars to support small businesses across the United States, with a particular focus on historically underserved entrepreneurs, including women business owners. The ARP Restaurant Revitalization Fund helped over 40,000 women-owned restaurants and bars—thanks in part to steps taken by the Administration to ensure that women-owned and socially and economically disadvantaged businesses were able to access assistance.

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19-year-old man dies after falling from Utah cliff while taking photos

Friends and family are paying tribute to a much-loved 19-year-old man who died after falling while taking pictures at a remote beauty spot in Utah.

Jonathan Fielding died on Saturday at around 4 p.m. at Moon Overlook, a hard-to-access lookout spot in Wayne County, between Caineville and Hanksville, that is nevertheless popular with walkers and sightseers.

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office confirmed the death to NBC News affiliate KSL of Salt Lake City.

KSL reported that Fielding was not from Utah but had recently moved to Orem. He had gone to the lookout — also known as Moonscape Overlook due to its other-worldly rocky landscape — with two friends, to take photos.

The sheriff's office said Fielding, also known as Jonny, went near the edge of a cliff and it gave way and crumbled beneath him.

"He's got a huge smile, his personality was overwhelming in positivity," his uncle, Russ Mayo, told KSL . "He was there exploring with his roommates, taking photos and just taking in the adventure."

"He was documenting and did get too close and the shell broke away, he was trying to make his way back and he just lost balance and fell," he said. "It's a tragedy for his family and those that he loved."

Mayo added that Fielding was doing what he loved, taking photos amid stunning scenery, surrounded by friends.

Friends set up a GoFundMe fundraising page to pay for his funeral, which has made $6,500 more than its $20,000 target.

"We are sad to announce that Jonathan Fielding has passed away," the GoFundMe page says. "He and his friends were hiking in Utah on Saturday, January 27th, where he suffered a fatal accident. Jonathan is loved by many and was a great example of selfless love."

Former classmates, teachers and friends left tributes on the Utah Valley Mortuary website.

"Jonathan taught me that loving life is about so much more than having fun. It’s embracing every day with an open mind and heart determination to live it to the fullest. Love you Jonny," one friend wrote. "He was always smiling, laughing, and embracing others," said another.

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Patrick Smith is a London-based editor and reporter for NBC News Digital.

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