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sin tax

A tax on physically harmful, non-essential items, such as cigarettes and alcohol. I hope you're prepared to pay a sin tax on those cigarettes. The spy we captured is a tough egg; he hasn't said a thing since we began the interrogation.
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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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tax-and-spend

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.

tax with

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