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to spare

Extra or left over. We have food to spare, so let's bring some leftovers to Mrs. Johnson. A: "Did you really buy all of your Christmas gifts already?" B: "Yes, with money to spare!"
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to spare

In addition to what is needed, extra, left over, as in We paid our bills and still had money to spare. This expression uses spare in the sense of "leftover" or "unused," a usage dating from the late 1500s.
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to spare

left over.
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to ˈspare

if you have time, money, etc. to spare, you have more than you need: I’ve got absolutely no money to spare this month.We arrived at the airport with five minutes to spare.
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to spare

In addition to what is needed: We paid our bills and had money to spare.
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1 : to keep from being punished or harmed : show mercy to <The king promised to spare the prisoner.