by\ the\ piece

adv. phr.
Counted one piece at a time, separately for each single piece.

John bought boxes full of bags of potato chips and sold them by the piece.

Mary made potholders and got paid by the piece.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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