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(something) is no object

Something has no bearing on or causes no restrictions to some decision or course of action. Usually used in reference to money. Send my wife the largest bouquet you can find—money is no object. The studio has given us free reign to make the biggest, mot impressive film we can imagine, and they've assured us that expense is no object.
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an object lesson

An actual, concrete example of something. Your overreaction was an object lesson in how to ensure that your kids don't tell you the truth.
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bright shiny object

Something that is widely appealing or attention-grabbing for its superficial characteristics, but which is usually not useful, substantial, or long lasting. Recent technological advances seem to be just a series of bright shiny objects, consuming all of our attention for a while before something shinier comes along.
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expense is no object

It does not matter how much something costs; the cost of something will not be an obstacle. Send my wife the largest bouquet you can find—expense is no object.
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money is no object

Financial resources are unlimited, so one can spend without limitation. Send my wife the largest bouquet you can find—money is no object.
See also: money, no, object

object to (someone or something)

To oppose, disagree with, or disapprove of someone or something. I know the board members object to the spending increase, but I really think it is vital for the company's success. My parents have always objected to the women I date, so I just don't tell them about my love life anymore.
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sex object

One who is valued or regarded as a source of sexual pleasure. She was tired of being treated like a sex object, so she began dressing more conservatively and demanded more respect from the men within her social circle.
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the object of the exercise

The main point, focus, or goal of an activity or task. If you're an investor, holding onto stocks that damage your portfolio defeats the object of the exercise. If you're trying to improve your health, not just shed a few quick pounds, the object of the exercise should be to develop a diet that is sustainable in the long term.
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Money is no object,

 and Expense is no object.
Fig. It does not matter how much something costs. Please show me your finest automobile. Money is no object. I want the finest earrings you have. Don't worry about how much they cost because expense is no object.
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object to someone or something

to disapprove of someone or something. I object to him as your choice. I object to your opinion.
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money is no object

Also, expense is no object. It doesn't matter how much it costs, as in Get the very best fur coat you can find-money is no object. In this expression no object means "something not taken into account or presenting no obstacle." It was first recorded as salary will be no object in a 1782 newspaper advertisement for someone seeking a job. Both money and expense were so described by the mid-1800s.
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money is no object

COMMON If money is no object for someone, they are willing or able to spend as much money as necessary. The shop has a range of superb Swedish crystal glasses that I would have if money were no object.
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no object

not influencing or restricting choices or decisions.
1998 Independent I'm a very impulsive buyer, if I see something I buy it, money no object.
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the object of the exercise

the main point or purpose of an activity.
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money, expense, etc. is no ˈobject

there is no need to worry about the amount of money, etc., because there is enough or because it has no importance: Choose whatever you like from the menu. It’s your birthday so money is no object.He was ready to travel anywhere. Distance was no object.
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an ˈobject lesson

a practical example of what you should or should not do in a particular situation: It was an object lesson in how not to make a speech. He did absolutely everything wrong.An object lesson was a school lesson that used real objects as a way of teaching in a very direct and practical way.
See also: lesson, object

object to

To express disagreement with or disapproval of something: The city council objects to vulgar art displays in public buildings.
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"Object in Relationship" shows how an object can reflect different meanings in different contexts.
Wilson (2013) considers a case where deep ontic indeterminacy occurs because "an object possesses a determinable property at a time that is not at all determined at that time, even relative to a given perspective or circumstance" (370).
Object detection is always a hot topic in the field of machine vision.
The historical object's temporal characteristics correct description essentially influences the historical events further representation.
The function of a carpet cloak is to hide an object under a curved ground (PEC ground or dielectric ground [20]) and make this curved ground looks like a flat one.
An Event Log object is similar to a Trend Log object.
The sequence of the development of object permanence is similar for children who are blind, but their approach to mastery is different (Rogers & Puchalski, 1988).
However, the newfound object lies about five times as far from CHXR 73 as Pluto's average distance from the sun.
Newton's -- law of motion states: An object at rest will remain at rest and an object in motion will remain in motion unless acted upon by an unbalanced force.
What if the wellspring of art since World War II were to be found not in the mass-made objects Duchamp bought and recontextualized in the teens, but in the crafty way he remade and repackaged them decades later?
The line laser trace is in the normal incidence of the measured object, and the CCD camera is focused directly on the laser trace.
A compelling object can enhance a city, if symbolising or commemorating something worthwhile; but today's commemorate nothing nobler than the architect's creative genius striving for fame and fortune.
CocoBase's(R) object graph performance is uniquely 'linear' thus the performance cost of managing 1 object or 10,000 objects which have changed is the same per object performance-wise.
In October 2002, lead in urine was increased (75 [micro]g/L; reference value < 30 [micro]g/L), and an X ray of the abdomen showed a dense rounded metal object with a diameter of approximately 6 mm at the colon ascenclens.
The object's documentation dates back to an East German lawyer who claims to have discovered it on his family estate in the 1990s.