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throw money at (something)
To try to solve a problem by spending money on it without much thought. You keep throwing money at this problem, and it still hasn't gone away. Don't you think it's time for us to come up with some new ideas? Poverty is not an issue we can solve simply by throwing money at it. We need several approaches.
throw money at something
Fig. to try to solve a problem by indiscriminately spending money on it. This agency has thrown money at the housing problem, but it has been nothing but a long-term disaster. Don't just throw money at it.
throw money at something/someone
COMMON If you throw money at a thing or a person, you spend a lot of money on them, often in an attempt to improve a situation and usually without considering whether other solutions would be more effective. You can't solve these problems just by throwing money at them. The government's answer to the problem has been to throw money at it. As for the top tennis players, the whole world throws money at them. Note: This expression is usually used to show disapproval.