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to spare

1. In excessive or disposable amounts. It's all fine and well to just buy a new phone if you've got $600 to spare, but I'm trying to live within narrower means than that. It's a fun little attraction if you have some time to spare while you're visiting the city.
2. Extra or left over. A: "Did you really buy all of your Christmas gifts already?" B: "Yes, and with money to spare, no less!" I had time to spare after I finished my math test.
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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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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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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Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

to spare

In addition to what is needed: We paid our bills and had money to spare.
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American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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