lighten (one's) wallet

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lighten (one's) wallet

1. To spend a large amount of money. (When speaking of one's own actions.) My sister loves to shop. She's always out looking for new ways to lighten her wallet.
2. To take money from someone; to cause someone to spend a significant amount of money. (When speaking of someone or something acting on another person.) Sure, it's a nice hotel, but it will lighten your wallet faster than you can say "overpriced." I'm always wary of souvenir merchants in foreign cities, whose sole objective is to lighten travelers' wallets.
See also: lighten, wallet
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Should you find yourself with the shelf or wardrobe space and some cash burning a hole in your pocket, there'll be plenty of purveyors of geeky paraphernalia at the show who'll help lighten your wallet or purse.
A movement is afoot to lighten your wallet, bring you before the courts, question your integrity, besmirch your reputation and raise eyebrows wherever you turn.
For instance an MRF share the most expensive Indian stock will lighten your wallet by about Rs 40500.
However, this week the Marriott chain came up with yet another way to lighten your wallet.
WHEN travelling abroad to sunnier climes, it's best not to overload yourself with too much gadgetry, or you might go beyond your baggage allowance and lighten your wallet much earlier than planned.
Stick with merchants that you already frequent, since going out of your way to spend money (that you probably wouldn't have otherwise) at a retail outlet could lighten your wallet.
Altogether there are 10 engine choices - four diesel and six petrol - with the flagship being the fire-breathing 2.0 Turbo VXR three-door, which pumps out a stonking 237bhp but will lighten your wallet to the tune of pounds 19,120.
And with low-cost airlines offering flights at considerably less than the price of a good night out, what better way to lighten your wallet while taking in some Catalan culture along the way?
Besides the casino and spa, the bars and shops are the likeliest places to lighten your wallet. Years ago drinks at bars onboard were cheaper than onshore.
It is also virtually impossible to lighten your wallet. A meal for two in any of the restaurants ringing the tiny island - which is only a mile across - barely troubles the scales at pounds 5.
This is an additional 10 to 15 percent of the sale price which is added to the winning bid, so a Whitney Pocket Revolver that you just bid $1,000 for will actually lighten your wallet by an additional $150 or so.
Dr Jen Gunter, a Canadian gynaecologist, explained magnet therapy does nothing but "lighten your wallet", and countered the claims LadyCare can ease menopause symptoms.
The most enjoyable way to lighten your wallet in Opia is to go through the cocktail menu.
If you're trying to stave off a debilitating disease, on the other hand, or long to recapture the energy of your youth, there is little evidence--at least in humans--that DHEA will do anything except lighten your wallet...and perhaps raise your risk of prostate or endometrial cancer.