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tax someone or something with something

to burden or tire someone or something with something. Please don't tax me with any more requests for my immediate attention. You are continuing to tax this committee with your constant complaints.
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spending freely and taxing heavily. (Referring to a legislative body that repeatedly passes expensive new laws and keeps raising taxes to pay for the cost. Fixed order.) I hope that people do not elect another tax-and-spend Congress this time. The only thing worse than a tax-and-spend legislature is one that spends and runs up a worsening deficit.

a sin tax

  (American informal)
a tax on things that are bad for you, like cigarettes and alcohol (not used with the ) Politicians like a sin tax as it brings in lots of revenue and not too many complaints.
See live in sin
See also: sin, tax

tax with

Charge, accuse, as in He was taxed with betraying his fellows. [Mid-1600s]
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