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

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  • put somebody to the expense of something doing something — put sb to the expense of sth/of doing sth | put sb to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to make sb spend money on sth • Their visit put us to a lot of expense. 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

  • put somebody to the expense of of doing something — put sb to the expense of sth/of doing sth | put sb to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to make sb spend money on sth • Their visit put us to a lot of expense. Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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