budget (something) for (something)

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budget (something) for (something)

To set aside a specific amount of something, often money or time, for something else (such as an expense or task). Did you budget enough money for all of your bills this month? I was almost late to class because I didn't budget enough time for editing my paper.
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budget something for someone or something

to set aside a certain amount of money for someone or something. Did you budget some money for the holiday party? I budgeted a few hundred a month for Andrew's college expenses.
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budget for

To set aside some amount of money for something or someone: For the party, we budgeted $1,000 for musicians and food.
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This research should lead to preliminary budgets for the coaches and administrators to examine.
It is doubtful that the President's advisors seriously expect Congress to accept budgets for such popular programs as veterans' healthcare and nutrition for the elderly that result in much lower levels of service after FY 2003.
R&D budgets for the Department of Defense, the Department of Agriculture, and parts of the Department of Energy have become law.
If we could discontinue keeping the comparative statistics and allow libraries to construct budgets for better reasons, perhaps we would see positive and exciting results.
The completion in 1990 of a large software development project to manage currency orders and cash shipments produces significant cost savings and thereby limits the overall increase in the 1991 budgets for the Board and the Reserve Banks.
The budgets for federal natural-resource programs clearly reflected the impact of those spending policies.
In the pollution arena, the huge budgets for Superfund cleanup of toxic waste sites caused spending to rise, in real terms, between 1984 and 1989.
Many libraries maintain minimal budgets for replacement, but, for the bulk of the collection where the deterioration is slow and silent, most libraries must seek special grants or look to national programs which use microforming or digitization.
For instance, the administration is once again proposing: to eliminate the congressionally popular Sea Grant Program; to double the National Science Foundation (NSF) budget over five years; to roughly halve budgets for the Energy Department's programs in fossil energy and energy conservation; to merge and shrink the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) fire-technology and building-technology programs; and to greatly expand the Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI).
Additionally, the system also manages China Southern's varied airline budgets for business, revenue, cost & expenditures, investment and fund raising.
Proposed research budgets for thethree institutes at the Alcohol, Drug Abuse and Mental Health Administration are about the same as those approved for FY '87 by Congress.