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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.
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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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Is this the same party that starves the public services every time they are in office so that Labour has to come in and throw money at them?
Anyone can throw money at problems, but it takes good management to invest the public purse wisely.
We are not going to just throw money at it in a silly way, like other clubs have done.
If you lived in Rhondda Cynon Taf - if radio advertising is anything to go by - they throw money at you for websites, setting up shops and a whole number of things.
We throw money at them for a few months or years, then forget about them.
The Government did not want to throw money at BMW, which owns Rover.
It may well be that the best way to fight crime is not to throw money at police departments, but to use existing funds more efficiently.
This is a powerful statement that the mining company must prevent damage; it cannot expect the agency to allow mining that will harm streams based solely on the company's promise to throw money at the problem after the fact.