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spend money like a drunken sailor

To spend money freely and frivolously. He always starts spending money like a drunken sailor right after he gets paid, then struggles to cover his rent and bills toward the end of the month.
See also: drunken, like, money, sailor, spend
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On the one hand, it's been "spending money like a drunken sailor" (to quote John McCain); on the other, it's been slashing vital programs, Including veterans' benefits and future Head Start funding.