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at (one's) expense
1. Falling under one's financial responsibility. Once I learned that the trip was at my expense, I decided not to go.
2. To one's detriment or disadvantage. I was furious when I heard the other kids telling jokes at my little brother's expense.
See also: expense
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n. a baby; a child. (see also deduction.) The little expense just cries, craps, and chows.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
- at (one's) expense
- at expense
- at somebody's expense
- at someone's expense
- at the expense of
- at the expense of somebody/something
- Beware of little expenses; a small leak will sink a great ship.
- damn the consequences
- damn the consequences, expense, etc.
- damn the expense
- expense is no object
- go to the expense
- go to the expense of (something)
- go to the expense of something/of doing something
- go to the trouble
- Money is no object
- money, expense, etc. is no object
- no expense is spared
- out-of-pocket expenses
- pad (one's)/the expense account
- put (one) to a lot of expense
- put (one) to great expense
- put (one) to the expense of (doing) (something)
- put somebody to the expense of something/of doing something
- recoup (something) from (someone or something)
- recover from (someone or something)
- recuperate from (someone or something)
- spare no expense
- spare no expense/pains/trouble doing something