- 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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Idioms for expense
Origin of expense
OTHER WORDS FROM expenseex·pense·less, adjectivepre·ex·pense, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for expenses
Along with a spreadsheet logging weapons purchases and other expenses, investigators found two documents.The Shadowy U.S. Veteran Who Tried to Overthrow a Country|Jacob Siegel|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
All of us can support groups that pay for school fees and other expenses of girls denied an education due to poverty.Promoting Girls’ Education Isn’t Enough: Malala Can Do More|Paula Kweskin|December 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fortunately, Pomplamoose made some money to offset some of these expenses.
At the beginning of each week, she makes a list of expenses her paycheck will have to cover that week.
"I thought we should eliminate the office and save the state" what he estimates is $1 million in annual expenses.
That these expenses have at times been extravagant and disproportionate is very probable.A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents,|Edited by James D. Richardson
I have no more than will be absolutely necessary for my expenses home.Anecdotes for Boys|Harvey Newcomb
The church has no endowment, and the clergy are maintained and the expenses met out of the pew-rents and offertories.The Church Index|William Pepperell
Each division has its stables, teams, and implements, and its expenses and profits are entered in a separate account.
It shows marked economy and gives an excellent idea of how the expenses are apportioned.Steam Shovels and Steam Shovel Work|E. A. Hermann
British Dictionary definitions for expenses
Word Origin for expense
Idioms and Phrases with expenses
see at the expense of; go to the trouble (expense); money (expense) is no object.