The bakers, however, saw no reason to help the teamsters out at their own expense.
Lt. Darryn Andrews left a pregnant wife and son behind when he saved six fellow soldiers at the expense of his own life.
Despite the years, I have managed to keep a good sense of humor (mostly at the expense of the guards).
Any sign of really good student humor, particularly at my expense.
But the devilish details in expense reports are what makes it really come alive.
If Bukatski were alive, he would let out his tongue now at their expense.
The hilarity at the association's expense burst all bounds, now.
Eight choristers educated, boarded, and lodged free of expense.
They can often be had at second-hand at a decided saving of expense.
At our own expense we may really have as many of these as we ask for.
late 14c., from Anglo-French expense, Old French espense "money provided for expenses," from Late Latin expensa "disbursement, outlay, expense," noun use of neuter plural past participle of Latin expendere "to weigh out money, to pay down" (see expend).
Latin spensa also yielded Medieval Latin spe(n)sa, whose sense specialized to "outlay for provisions," then "provisions, food," which was borrowed into Old High German as spisa and is the root of German Speise "food," now mostly meaning prepared food, and speisen "to eat."
1909, from expense (n.). Related: Expensed; expensing.