spend money like a drunken sailor

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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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In another jab at his Capitol Hill colleagues McCain said Congress spends money like a drunken sailor but he once "got an email from a guy that said as a former drunken sailor, I resent being compared to members of Congress.