throw (one's) money around

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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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She added: "It disgusted me - proving again how these men assumed throwing their money around meant they could control us.
Outside of Chelsea potentially making a big splash, I can't see any of the other Premier League top-four contenders throwing their money around [during the January transfer window]," Collymore wrote in his column for (http://bleacherreport.
It has happened to plenty of talented youngsters in the past - particularly since Chelsea and City started throwing their money around - and Henderson is content to bide his time for a move, safe in the knowledge he is at a club where he is virtually guaranteed first-team football.
MY pal was in a club in London when John Terry and other Chelsea players came in and started throwing their money around.
It's been backed by some shrewd cookies who are not renowned for throwing their money around willy-nilly and I can personally vouch for that in the case of one of them, Timeform's Jim McGrath, having begun my education at the Halifax academy.
While Manchester got Selfridges and Leeds got Harvey Nichols, we stagnated, while rows over market stalls dominated and more and more Liverpudlians took to throwing their money around at the other end of the M62.
Do they believe that, presented with a well-scrubbed and gleaming Turf model, tied up in a big pink ribbon, British punters will suddenly start throwing their money around with gay and reassured abandon?
He said: "There are some people who labour under the misconception that because a man is coming from England and because of others who have come before - and maybe throwing their money around - people might have targeted them for what they had in the house or for what they think they might have.
However, although sovereign funds are cash rich, they won't be throwing their money around but rather hunting for bargains.
DJ CAREY returned home the hero last night despite some Sunday newspapers throwing their money around like confetti to dig dirt on his private life.
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