have money to burn

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have money to burn

To have a lot of money that one can spend freely (and often unnecessarily). That upscale boutique caters to bored housewives who have money to burn—who else would spend $400 on a candle?
See also: burn, have, money

have money to burn

If someone has money to burn, they have more money than they need and so spend it on silly things. Her last boyfriend was a high-earning broker with money to burn. Investment in football clubs is for rich men with money to burn. Note: People often use this expression to show disapproval of someone's behaviour.
See also: burn, have, money

have money to burn

have so much money that you can spend as lavishly as you want.
See also: burn, have, money

have ˌmoney to ˈburn

have so much money that you can spend as much as you like: I was staying at the Ritz — I had money to burn in those days!He’s got money to burn. He’s just spent $4 000 on a picture of Mickey Mouse.
See also: burn, have, money
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you would think Coventry Council had money to burn and no browneld sites, yet we are having to face cuts across all services and now our street lights are being turned o to save money!