throw money at something

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

try to solve a problem by recklessly spending more money on it, without due consideration of what is required.
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throw ˈmoney at something

(disapproving) spend a lot of money trying to do something which will probably not succeed: They threw money at the business, but it failed in its first year.The government throws money at social problems but it doesn’t do much good.
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throw money at something

tv. to try to solve a problem by spending money on it. (Often said of the U.S. federal government.) This agency has thrown billions at the housing problem, but it has been nothing but a long-term disaster.
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We would not be frivolous and throw money at something we didn't believe in," he said.
It's not enough to simply throw money at something, you have to have passion and dedication to the cause as well.
One mistake is to think that if you throw money at something, people are going to buy it.