money to burn


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money to burn

A lot of money that one can spend freely or gratuitously. That upscale boutique caters to bored housewives who have money to burn—who else would spend $400 on a candle? We won a few thousands dollars from the lottery, but I doubt there will be much money to burn after we finish paying back our loans and debts.
See also: burn, money

money to burn

More than enough money for what is required or expected, as in After they paid off the creditors, they still had money to burn. This hyperbolic expression implies one has so much that one can afford to burn it. [Late 1800s] This sense of the verb burn is occasionally used in other phrases, such as time to burn ("more than enough time"), but not very often.
See also: burn, money
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Say, why don't you get married with all this money to burn? You could get the finest girl in the land."
Bonanza and Eldorado Kings, with money to burn, were leaving for the Outside because they could buy no grub.
It's not like they have money to burn, and people will moan if their council tax has to go up to pay for a rundown hotel.
SOME people certainly have money to burn - in a very literal sense.
Abu Dhabi: Racing at Abu Dhabi on Sunday was highlighted by a quality renewal of the 1,200m Group 3 Al Ruwais, and RB Money To Burn was able to defend her unbeaten record in a fast-paced race.
Invariably, there will be a knock-on effect for the rest of world rugby, with countries in both hemispheres likely to find their best players targeted by English clubs with money to burn.
Filipinos with money to burn are willing to pay a bit more to welcome the New Year.
On the outside, it would appear that Jule is a wealthy heiress with time to kill and money to burn, but on the inside, Jule is a self-trained fighter with a shady past.
The Fararu news website said this is latest consumption trend among the "rich kids of Tehran" with a lot of money to burn.
MONEY TO BURN Michael Keane celebrates Burnley's second goal in victory over Watford last night
Got money to burn? Those Smartphones (or just "phones" in today's world) are not going to charge themselves, they need constant access to electricity.
They discuss deprivation and religiosity: between cargo cults and existential anxiety; making money with sacredness: the case of Lucien's Alexander of Abonuteichos--The False Prophet between fact and fiction; educating poor girls: the London Missionary Society in 19th-century South India; money to burn: performances of excess and deficit in Chinese popular religious practices in contemporary Singapore; providing for the poor, the widow, and the orphan: a social and religious ethical revolution in the Jewish Bible; exploring the relationship between religious adherence and economic status in the Muslim world; and a social reading of Giovanni Bellini's sacred allegory Giobbe il Povero.
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!
If the council have money to burn, would it not have been a better idea to keep at least four employees employed for another year, instead of laying some of them off in September?
2 ( ANI ): Shine Papers company has come up with 24 karat gold rolling papers for ardent smokers, who have money to burn on their cigarettes.