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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?
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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.
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And as well as having money to burn, a single winner of the pounds 88m jackpot would become Britain's richest lottery winner - and even outstrip Posh and Becks.
Having money to burn, he probably bought the finest horseflesh available, but highly bred animals can be verytemperamental.
There is no substitute for having money to burn, and even McClendon concedes, ``It would make me smart real quick if you give us another $30 million.
Jan Molby deserves most of the derision, but Peter Taylor has hardly showered himself in glory since the Dane's demise, and the fact that 44 players have been used this season simply tells us that having money to burn isn't necessarily a good thing.
It's been reported that they each received pounds 150,000 from their record company, but they don't show any signs of having money to burn.
And with neither club having money to burn, an exchange deal would seem ideally suited to both parties who are keen to get a return on their assets who become free agents in 12 months time.
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