charge (something) against (something)

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charge (something) against (something)

To pay for something from a specific account or category of funds. When you're traveling, just charge everything against your company account. A: "Will I get reimbursed if I charge this plane ticket against my personal bank account?" B: "Just charge it against petty cash instead."
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charge something against something

to debit or assign the cost of something against something. Can I charge this item against the entertainment account? Don't even try to charge it against your business expenses.
See also: charge
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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I offer no apologies for any departures from the usual style of travel- writing that may be charged against me--for I think I have seen with impartial eyes, and I am sure I have written at least honestly, whether wisely or not.
The Indictment concluded by declaring that, in the event of the offense charged against the prisoner being found proven by the Verdict, he, the said Eustace Macallan, "ought to be punished with the pains of the law, to deter others from committing like crimes in all time coming."
Before the TRO, Aquino filed a motion to quash and argued that the facts charged against him do not constitute an offense.
'We will have to countercheck the names of the mayors we charged against those on the list,' he said.
Judge Jacobson said that the landlord has to be in court (not on "call") and ready to go with all of the witnesses and documents at the landlord's finger tips; otherwise, the landlord is not ready to proceed, and the adjournment cannot be charged against the tenant.
Judge Friedman has stated that consent adjournments cannot be charged against the tenant, even if the case is on the calendar for more than 30 days and even if motions have delayed the case for a period of months.