go to the expense

go to (the) expense
: to spend money on something

Why go to the expense of installing something you'll never use?

She went to great expense to have this party.

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Main Entry:expense

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • and damn the expense — and damn the consequences/expense/etc impolite phrase used for saying that you are going to do something without worrying about what will happen as a result/​how much it will cost etc We’re throwing a party, and damn the expense. Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • be at the expense of — To pay the cost of • • • Main Entry: ↑expend …   Useful english dictionary

  • and hang the expense — if you say that you will do or have something and hang the cost, you mean that you will spend whatever is necessary. I thought for once in our lives let s treat ourselves really well and hang the cost …   New idioms dictionary

  • come at the expense of — come causing detriment to …   English contemporary dictionary

  • at the expense of — 1. To the cost or detriment of (often at someone s expense) 2. With the loss or sacrifice of • • • Main Entry: ↑expend * * * so as to cause harm to or neglect of the pursuit of profit at the expense of the environment | language courses that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the expense of something — phrase if one thing exists or happens at the expense of another, the second thing suffers or is not done properly because of the first Military strength is often achieved at the expense of a country’s economic health. Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the expense of somebody — at the expense of sb/sth idiom with loss or damage to sb/sth • He built up the business at the expense of his health. • an education system that benefits bright children at the expense of those who are slower to learn Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to the expense of something doing something — go to the expense of sth/of doing sth | go to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to spend money on sth • They went to all the expense of redecorating the house and then they moved. Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to the expense of of doing something — go to the expense of sth/of doing sth | go to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to spend money on sth • They went to all the expense of redecorating the house and then they moved. Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the expense of something — if one thing exists or happens at the expense of another, the second thing suffers or is not done properly because of the first Military strength is often achieved at the expense of a country s economic health …   English dictionary

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