throw money at (someone or something)

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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.

throw money at something/someone

COMMON If you throw money at a thing or a person, you spend a lot of money on them, often in an attempt to improve a situation and usually without considering whether other solutions would be more effective. You can't solve these problems just by throwing money at them. The government's answer to the problem has been to throw money at it. As for the top tennis players, the whole world throws money at them. Note: This expression is usually used to show disapproval.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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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