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expend (something) for (something)

To spend a certain amount of money on something. I bet Al expend a bundle for a fancy car like that.
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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) on (someone or something)

To use some resource to attempt to make a change of some kind in someone or something in particular. I don't want to expend much energy on my side business anymore because I'm just not making that much money from it. We don't have to expend much training time on Lisa—she already knows the ropes.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

expend something for something

to pay a certain amount for something. I expended an enormous amount for skin creams. How much money did you expend for this gaudy tie?
See also: expend, for

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.
See also: expend

expend something on someone or something

to use something on someone or something. Don't expend too much energy on him. He isn't worth it. There is no point in expending any more money on this car.
See also: expend, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Ordnance expended included 136/500-lb bombs, 4/AGM--12Cs, and 8/2,000-lb bombs.
SIDON, Lebanon: Sidon MP Bahia Hariri voiced hope that students would take their official exams without disruption this year, stressing that the effort expended by teachers and students during the academic year must not be in vain.
Compared with men who expended fewer than 2,100 calories per week in physical activity, men who expended more than 12,600 calories per week were 48 percent less likely to die of any cause during the follow-up period.
The amount expended for the latest intervention will be formally released in a Finance Ministry report due out later this month.
The participant rode in their usual horseback riding lesson and wore a portable heart monitor to measure the mean HR, maximum HR, and calories expended during the lesson.
The extent to which funds under the Title I of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) should be expended on training services has been a topic of discussion by Congress, which is considering reauthorization of WIA.
They also found that anxious participants expended more energy and appeared to experience more stress in completing tasks, even when their performance equaled that of non-anxious participants.
As of end of July, 14,705,000 som was expended already.The electoral fund of Almazbek Atambaev totaled 4,502,200 som.
It is a safe bet that one of the issues on which Coventrians will not be consulted by Coventry NHS is whether they want NHS money to be expended on such "consultation".
We are to report to Congress our verification and any amounts not expended for the specified purposes.
The GTZ head, who also opened the corporation's local office in the provincial capital, told Pajhwok Afghan News that $20 millions would be expended on rebuilding the Tirinkot-Chora road.
However, amenorrheic dancers expended significantly less energy post-prandially once adjusted for lean mass (ANOVA, effect of group p = 0.035).
Some pounds 1.5 million has now been allocated from a pounds 2 million grants to stadia budget for 2007, and BGRF secretary Margaret Woodruff says the full amount is likely to be expended by year-end.
If you were able to achieve it at all, there would most likely be a tremendous amount of muscular energy expended to keep you there, and you would consider patronizing another establishment--one with foot rests on the stools!
Chapters walk the aspiring library web programmer through the technical know-how required to make such a web page fully functional, secure, with a readily accessible public interface, and overview its administration with a minimum of expended effort.
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