verb (used with object), al·low·anced, al·low·anc·ing.
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Idioms for allowance
- to take mitigating factors or circumstances into consideration.
- to pardon; excuse.
- to reserve time, money, etc.; allow for: Make allowance for souvenirs on the return trip.
OTHER WORDS FROM allowancepre·al·low·ance, nounsu·per·al·low·ance, noun
Words nearby allowance
Example sentences from the Web for allowance
A tool like Zeta is trying to give already existent transactions — begging for a rent check, splitting the grocery bill, going halfsies on dinner, giving allowance — an easier way to be completed.
Krylon’s Fusion covers up to 25 square feet per can, while the technical data sheet for Rust-Oleum’s 2X says it covers eight to 12 square feet, with an allowance of losing about 15 percent of the paint due to overspray.
Folks just assume that biological sex determines one’s competence at caretaking, making little allowance for variations among individuals.
The company and other industry participants requested and relied upon that letter to ensure our special allowance payment billing practices were proper.Education Dept. orders Navient to refund $22.3 million in decade-old student loan scandal|Danielle Douglas-Gabriel|February 2, 2021|Washington Post
Keep the money, and steer all but an allowance’s worth to 529 college savings accounts instead, in your name.Carolyn Hax: Hesitant to plunge into the online dating pool|Carolyn Hax|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
If Justin Bieber were Tom Brady's son, Brady would most likely be unable to afford his weekly allowance.Justin Bieber Isn’t Even 21, Yet Makes More Money Than Meryl Streep|Amy Zimmerman|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This allowance worked for the state (Maria Theresa taxed their production).What to Drink When it’s Cold? The Glory of Austrian Schnaps|Jordan Salcito|January 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He received a regular allowance in return for his "discretion".
It's here that you see the $130-million plus Catching Fire budget, upped from The Hunger Games' $78-million allowance, pay off.‘Catching Fire’ Review: Bigger, More Polished, and Just Another Popcorn Flick|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Laham pays $200 a month for rent alone, and, like Nidal, she has used up her UNRWA allowance.
Freed from his presence, Black Sheep resolved that he should no longer be deprived of his allowance of pleasure-reading.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
The next stage in bankruptcy proceedings is the proving and allowance of claims.
Consequently an amendment may be made diminishing the weekly allowance to a member who is sick, and also the time of allowing it.
"Not such a very short allowance either," said the doctor quaintly, and therewith the dinner concluded.The Daisy Chain|Charlotte Yonge
On the 28th of March however it was found necessary to make a considerable reduction in the allowance.
British Dictionary definitions for allowance
- to take mitigating circumstances into account in consideration (of)
- to allow (for)
Idioms and Phrases with allowance
see make allowance.