lighten (one's/someone's) wallet

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lighten (one's/someone's) wallet

1. To spend a large amount of money. (When speaking of one's own actions.) My sister loves to shop. She's always out looking for new ways to lighten her wallet.
2. To take money from someone; to cause someone to spend a significant amount of money. (When speaking of someone or something acting on another person.) Sure, it's a nice hotel, but it will lighten your wallet faster than you can say "overpriced." I'm always wary of souvenir merchants in foreign cities, whose sole objective is to lighten travelers' wallets.
See also: lighten, wallet
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Sun care, however, should remain hot regardless of how much prices increase, as consumers realize it is better to lighten their wallets than increase their cancer risks.
Through Marr's true stories -- some harrowing, others hilarious -- homeowners will learn how to spot the subtle psychological tricks employed to lighten their wallets, recognize the weaknesses that make most people vulnerable to such ploys, and ensure they don't fall prey to a ruthless home improvement salesman.
While the visitors numbers are high and budgets are maintained, special promotions, discounts and rewards are expected to encourage visitors to lighten their wallets.
Now a new way has been found to lighten their wallets, when for many they will be using the car for nothing more than getting to work in the morning.
Men, it turns out, will be outspending women by a considerable margin, planning to lighten their wallets by about $754 for gifts vs.