expend in

expend (something) in (something)

To use some resource in some action or pursuit. We've been expending most of our effort in marketing, but we really need to improve the product.
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expend something in something

to use or consume something in some activity. You expend too much energy in talking. Harry expended a lot of time in the preparation of his speech.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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