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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.
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The urge to spend may seem to you as if in need of more security but aspects suggest e trying to throw money around to avoid dealing with love issues.
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Arsenal have never been big spenders under Wenger and he is one manager who has proved you don't have to throw money around to be successful.
It's just marketing conditions and I know ESPN people pretty well - they don't throw money around.
DIC do not normally throw money around on clubs in crisis unless they think there is a profit to be made - and Shinawatra is trying to sell the idea that City can be a force.
To anyone who has worked hard for a living, struggled with bills, tried to manage children to adulthood and wondered what the future would bring, seeing her throw money around like confetti is insulting.
The simple way to get results in the transfer market is of course to throw money around like a man with three arms, but Chisholm has been canny as well in his pursuit of the 21-year-old.