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spend money like a drunken sailor

To spend money freely and frivolously. Because I've been spending money like a drunken sailor, I don't have enough to pay my rent this 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.