expense

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expense /ɪkˈspɛns/ noun
plural expenses
expense
/ɪkˈspɛns/
noun
plural expenses
Learner's definition of EXPENSE
[noncount] : the amount of money that is needed to pay for or buy something
often used after at
see also at someone's expense (below)
◊ If you spare no expense, you spend as much money as you need to in order to make something as good as possible.
[count] : an amount of money that must be spent especially regularly to pay for something
usually plural
[count] : something on which money is spent

at someone's expense

: paid for by someone
◊ If someone makes a joke about you or laughs at you, the joke or laughter is said to be at your expense.

at the expense of

: in a way that harms (something or someone)

go to (the) expense

: to spend money on something
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