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throw money at (something)

To try to solve a problem by spending money on it without much thought. You keep throwing money at this problem, and it still hasn't gone away. Don't you think it's time for us to come up with some new ideas?
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throw money at something

Fig. to try to solve a problem by indiscriminately spending money on it. This agency has thrown money at the housing problem, but it has been nothing but a long-term disaster. Don't just throw money at it.
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In short we had to do all the hard work, while councils in the Valleys encourage new businesses, and throw money at you.
TO THROW money at the NHS under its present management would be like giving carrots to a dead donkey.
It may well be that the best way to fight crime is not to throw money at police departments, but to use existing funds more efficiently.
This is a powerful statement that the mining company must prevent damage; it cannot expect the agency to allow mining that will harm streams based solely on the company's promise to throw money at the problem after the fact.
Our concern is you can't just throw money at a plan that's operating inefficiently,'' MTA spokesman Marc Littman said.
The Government did not want to throw money at BMW, which owns Rover.
But as the LAUSD has shown time and again, just because taxpayers throw money at real needs doesn't mean those needs will ever be met.