money to burn


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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
References in classic literature ?
Bonanza and Eldorado Kings, with money to burn, were leaving for the Outside because they could buy no grub.
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
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
It is as if such folk had money to burn, sometimes on expenses
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.
Chelsea and Arsenal - with money to burn and managers who know their way around the top of the league - to finish first and second respectively: 22/1.
Who cares as we really should have abandoned them due to the crisis the country is in, seems we do have money to burn after all when it suits us.
Thanks to the meshing of old and new metalcasting techniques, a bronze casting of the plaster model Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi used to create the Statue of Liberty is now up for sale--at least to those who have money to burn, according to the New York Times.
Russians with money to burn are replacing British property buyers who rushed to buy second homes on credit several years ago and are now re-selling at half-price following the economic crisis, according to Antonia Wirt, Bulgarian section chief of the International Real Estate Federation FIABCI.
ANYONE would think that Birmingham City Council has money to burn.
If only I'd done anything other than continue playing as if I had money to burn and a grudge against my chips.