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money to burn

More than enough money for what is required or expected, as in After they paid off the creditors, they still had money to burn. This hyperbolic expression implies one has so much that one can afford to burn it. [Late 1800s] This sense of the verb burn is occasionally used in other phrases, such as time to burn ("more than enough time"), but not very often.
See also: burn, money
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Not only does it let children personalize their own space with decor that reflects their growing personality, it's a great way to keep them busy with all that extra time to burn.
They also recommend boarding the plane last, giving kids more time to burn up energy by running around the departure lounge.
It is time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress"- Monica Lewinsky on her "inappropriate" relationship with US president Bill Clinton.
It is time to burn the beret and bury the blue dress" Monica Lewinsky on her "inappropriate" relationship with US president Bill Clinton "The greatest day of my life was when I realised that a small slice of pizza is only 150 calories" Weight-conscious actress Kate Hudson "A girl should make use of of what Mother Nature has given her before time takes it away" Actress Joan Collins "None of them seems to know what they are talking about" Writer Frederick Forsyth attacks what he calls "the eco-freaks" "I am way too annoying because I get on red carpets and I am really hyper.
Amongst the highlights on this fine hard rock set are Don't Talk To Strangers, Hungry For Heaven, We Rock, Time To Burn, the aforementioned Heaven And Hell, Children Of The Sea and a medley of songs from Dio's stint as singer with Richie Blackmore's Rainbow: Rock 'n' Roll Children, Man On The Silver Mountain and Long Live Rock'n'Roll.
30pm If you eat later, you don't have enough time to burn off the calories and the food sits heavily in your stomach.
Time to burn Red dwarfs can persist for hundreds of billions of years--a life span much longer than other types of stars, including the sun.
The Oscar-winning actress, who is married to Coldplay singer Chris Martin, even said that every woman could make time to burn off post-natal pounds.
SPENCER - An Ash Street couple in their 90s escaped a fire that heavily damaged their home yesterday, but not before the man tried to extinguish the blaze, allowing it time to burn through the telephone lines and preventing them from quickly calling 911.
Summer's on the way so it's time to burn the coals and have a barbeque.
Thankfully arson wasn't involved - with so much wax inside the building, it would have taken an awfully long time to burn down.
The food here is as fabulous as the professional tennis staff, so make sure you schedule enough court time to burn off the mouth-watering deserts.
It may take some time to burn off that chocolate but what better way to do it
The best time to burn off calories is before breakfast.
In addition to advice for employers and employees, the checklist includes general guidelines for controlling obesity, such as drinking a glass of water before meals to reduce desire for food and eating dinner early to allow more time to burn calories before going to bed.