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throw money at (someone or something)

To attempt to resolve an issue by spending money on it without much thought, as opposed to actually solving or changing the fundamental problem. You keep throwing money at this problem, and it still hasn't gone away, but any real solution will require a complete restructuring of the current system. Poverty is not an issue we can solve simply by throwing money at it. We need several approaches. They keep hoping that we'll just drop our lawsuit if they throw enough money at us.
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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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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