have money to burn

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have money to burn

To have a lot of money that one can spend freely (and often unnecessarily). That upscale boutique caters to bored housewives who have money to burn—who else would spend $400 on a candle?
See also: burn, have, money

have money to burn

If someone has money to burn, they have more money than they need and so spend it on silly things. Her last boyfriend was a high-earning broker with money to burn. Investment in football clubs is for rich men with money to burn. Note: People often use this expression to show disapproval of someone's behaviour.
See also: burn, have, money

have money to burn

have so much money that you can spend as lavishly as you want.
See also: burn, have, money

have ˌmoney to ˈburn

have so much money that you can spend as much as you like: I was staying at the Ritz — I had money to burn in those days!He’s got money to burn. He’s just spent $4 000 on a picture of Mickey Mouse.
See also: burn, have, money