throw money at something

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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"I think that's the right thing to do, the city council just can't throw money at something like this, but Pat's ready to speak to people if they're going to come forward and help us put this on.
Flitcroft (below) came in with just 12 games to go after Steve Evans walked out on his expensively-assembled side and said: "You can't just throw money at something and expect it to work.
The instant reaction is to throw money at something [but] it is important for us to see basic actions."
"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."
It's not enough to simply throw money at something, you have to have passion and dedication to the cause as well." The Secret Millionaire will be shown on Channel 4 tomorrow at 9pm