expend in

expend something in something

to use or consume something in some activity. You expend too much energy in talking. Harry expended a lot of time in the preparation of his speech.
See also: expend
References in classic literature ?
Part of the remainder she was obliged to expend in winter clothing, leaving only a nominal sum for the whole inclement season at hand.
These people are to be commended for the time they sacrifice and the effort they expend in assisting others in need.