- charges incurred during a business assignment or trip.
- money paid as reimbursement for such charges: to receive a salary and expenses.
verb (used with object), ex·pensed, ex·pens·ing.
verb (used without object), ex·pensed, ex·pens·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM expenseex·pense·less, adjectivepre·ex·pense, noun
British Dictionary definitions for at the expense of
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Idioms and Phrases with at the expense of (1 of 2)
Also, at one's expense.
Paid for by someone, as in The hotel bill for the sales force is at the expense of the company. [Mid-1600s]
To the detriment or injury of a person or thing, as in We can't speed up production at the expense of quality, or The laughter was all at Tom's expense. [Late 1600s]
Idioms and Phrases with at the expense of (2 of 2)
see at the expense of; go to the trouble (expense); money (expense) is no object.