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throw (one's) money around

1. To spend wastefully or frivolously. You can't just throw money around every month and expect to have enough left to pay the bills—you have to stick to a budget. This lady comes in the shop every Friday to throw her money around on anything she likes.
2. To wield influence through one's wealth. You think you can come in here and just throw your money around to get what you want? The big industries don't mind throwing money around to influence legislation—it pays for itself in the end.
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throw your ˈmoney about/around

(informal) spend money in a careless and obvious way: He’s always throwing his money around to try to impress people. OPPOSITE: tighten your belt
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And principles cannot be bought by throwing money around.
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Hoping to produce a hit out of all their catastrophic failures, they just keep throwing money around like it was ``Waterworld.
We are a strictly amateur club fighting against people who are throwing money around, with no arms.
While they were doing that, Boro have been in the Premier League throwing money around on world superstars, been in a lot of finals, won a trophy and played in Europe.
Clubs think we are going to be throwing money around, but that isn't the case, we need to be sensible.
Entrepreneurs, the word says to me, are confident to the point of arrogance, with a slick way of spinning the truth and a daredevil attitude to throwing money around in order to make more, much more.
Perhaps it is only part of the rationalisation process, but, just as anyone with a credit card could see that the way the banks were throwing money around was bound to end in tears, they can also see that, when the cash dries up, things will slow down and no amount of "business as usual" sound-bites will avert a recession.
Perhaps by then we will have seen a return to sensible lending policies on the part of banks which have been throwing money around in prodigious quantities without inquiring too much about the ability of borrowers to keep repaying it.
I think reality has finally sunk in at Cardiff, they are realising that they can no more keep throwing money around.
He's a good man and a good manager and you can be sure he won't be throwing money around on players.