like water

like water

Excessively or wastefully. Used in the phrase "spend money like water." For years he was an absolute penny-pincher. Now that he's got a steady job, he spends money like water.
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like water

in great quantities.
1991 Mark Tully No Full Stops in India Digvijay's supporters allege that George spent money like water to bribe the local leaders.
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like ˈwater

(informal) in large amounts; in great quantity: They’re still spending money like water.
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References in classic literature ?
He did not wear the uniform cloak--which was not obligatory at that epoch of less liberty but more independence--but a cerulean-blue doublet, a little faded and worn, and over this a magnificent baldric, worked in gold, which shone like water ripples in the sun.
Try to see this process for yourself: Start by placing the pad of your index finger on the surface of a liquid, like water.
Imagine global media, both new and old, like water heating up in a pan.
Roses like at least four to six hours of sunlight a day, and they also like water, up to two or three times a week.