I was very, very careful about how I spent my allowance dollars.
The $83,000 included a $26,000 BMW, $9,000 to Hunter's spiritual advisor and $38,000 in monthly allowance checks.
Laham pays $200 a month for rent alone, and, like Nidal, she has used up her UNRWA allowance.
I learned to save pennies from the minute I got an allowance.
When I was a little kid, I hoarded my $2 weekly allowance while my older brother spent his instantly.
allowance should be made for this illusion in comparing fruit with illustration.
A pan of four loaves was the daily allowance for sixteen men.
He had an allowance from his mother of three thousand a year.
Mlle. Galet, whom, according to your orders, I supplied with her quarter's allowance.
This often proceeds from too large a portion of flour, and too small an allowance of butter and eggs.
late 14c., "praise" (a sense now obsolete), from Old French aloance "allowance, granting, allocation," from alouer (see allow). Sense of "a sum alloted to meet expenses" is from c.1400. In accounts, meaning "a sum placed to one's credit" is attested from 1520s. To make allowances is literally to add or deduct a sum from someone's account for some special circumstance. Figurative use of the phrase is attested from 1670s.