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uncountable and countable
the amount of money that you spend on something
legal/medical/living/travel etc expenses
the money that you spend for a particular purpose
He borrowed £150,000 and used the money for legal expenses.
at great/considerable/vast expense
Conference rooms were equipped at great expense.
The council must now decide whether to
go to the expense of
appealing through the courts.
Julie's parents had
spared no expense
for her wedding
they spent all the money necessary to buy the best things
Everything has been provided tonight -
no expense spared
money that you spend on things such as travel and food while you are doing your job, and which your employer then pays to you
Can you claim this meal on expenses?
at the expense of somebody/something
if something is done at the expense of someone or something else, it is only achieved by doing something that could harm the other person or thing
the growth in short breaks, at the expense of longer package holidays
at somebody's expense
if you do something at someone's expense, they pay for you to do it
Her mansion was refurnished at taxpayers' expense.
if you make jokes at someone's expense, you laugh about them and make them seem stupid or silly
Louis kept making jokes at his wife's expense.
all expenses paid
having all of your costs for hotels, travel, meals etc paid for by someone else
The prize is an all-expenses-paid trip to Rio.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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