throw (one's) money around

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throw (one's) money around

1. To spend wastefully or frivolously. You can't just throw money around every month and expect to have enough left to pay the bills—you have to stick to a budget. This lady comes in the shop every Friday to throw her money around on anything she likes.
2. To wield influence through one's wealth. You think you can come in here and just throw your money around to get what you want? The big industries don't mind throwing money around to influence legislation—it pays for itself in the end.
See also: around, money, throw

throw your ˈmoney about/around

(informal) spend money in a careless and obvious way: He’s always throwing his money around to try to impress people. OPPOSITE: tighten your belt
See also: around, money, throw
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Ratan Tata, who was until recently in charge of the group, was never one to build a show palace or throw his money around.
I don't think he is the type to throw his money around or to squander it.
But for him to think he could throw his money around and everything would be okay adds a fresh and degrading dimension to his crime.
Rudi," Nadia Nerina explains, "had his feet on the ground when it came to money: He knew what it was to have to survive and eat and was not going to throw his money around.