money to burn


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money to burn

More than enough money for what is required or expected, as in After they paid off the creditors, they still had money to burn. This hyperbolic expression implies one has so much that one can afford to burn it. [Late 1800s] This sense of the verb burn is occasionally used in other phrases, such as time to burn ("more than enough time"), but not very often.
See also: burn, money
References in classic literature ?
Bonanza and Eldorado Kings, with money to burn, were leaving for the Outside because they could buy no grub.
The board must have taken leave of their senses or have money to burn - or possibly both.
you would think Coventry Council had money to burn and no browneld sites, yet we are having to face cuts across all services and now our street lights are being turned o to save money
It is as if such folk had money to burn, sometimes on expenses
If the council have money to burn, would it not have been a better idea to keep at least four employees employed for another year, instead of laying some of them off in September?
2 ( ANI ): Shine Papers company has come up with 24 karat gold rolling papers for ardent smokers, who have money to burn on their cigarettes.
Chelsea and Arsenal - with money to burn and managers who know their way around the top of the league - to finish first and second respectively: 22/1.
Atletico have money to burn after striking a PS50m deal with Monaco to sell Radamel Falcao (above) and have eyed big names like Luis Suarez, Hulk, Alvaro Negredo and Manchester United's Javier Hernandez.
Who cares as we really should have abandoned them due to the crisis the country is in, seems we do have money to burn after all when it suits us.
Thanks to the meshing of old and new metalcasting techniques, a bronze casting of the plaster model Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi used to create the Statue of Liberty is now up for sale--at least to those who have money to burn, according to the New York Times.
Waterpipes are popular, especially with young men: Sheesha smoking may be gaining in popularity, particularly among young men with some time and money to burn, a study of Canadian college-age adults suggests.
ANYONE would think that Birmingham City Council has money to burn.
If only I'd done anything other than continue playing as if I had money to burn and a grudge against my chips.
The Rossoneri will have money to burn should the reported pounds 100m-plus deal go through and speculation has been rife as to who they would bring in.
Obviously they are doing OK, seeing as at least one has money to burn, stood advertising the cigarette in his hand, utilising the money he does get wisely.