put (one) to a lot of expense(redirected from put somebody to a lot of expense)
put (one) to a lot of expense
To force one to pay a large amount of money (for something). It put me to a lot of expense to fly over there for the interview, but it will be worth it if I get the job. Sending their three children through college put the Smiths to a lot of expense.
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