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splurge (on someone or something)

To spend a lot of money (on someone or something) in an indulgent or self-gratifying manner. You need to put some of that money into a savings account instead of just splurging the moment you get each paycheck. I don't mind splurging on my kids for their birthdays. After using such a crappy laptop for so many years, I decided to splurge on a really fancy desktop setup.
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splurge on someone or something

to spend a lot of money on someone or something. I really splurged on my wife for her birthday. Mary really splurged on that dinner!
See also: on, splurge
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


in. to indulge oneself with much spending or eating. I have to splurge every now and then. I deserve it.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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