cost or charge: the expense of a good meal.
a cause or occasion of spending: A car can be a great expense.
the act of expending; expenditure.
charges incurred during a business assignment or trip.
money paid as reimbursement for such charges: to receive a salary and expenses.
to charge or write off as an expense.
to be expensed.
Idioms about expense
at the expense of, at the sacrifice of; to the detriment of: quantity at the expense of quality.
- ex·pense·less, adjective
- pre·ex·pense, noun
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How to use expense in a sentence
During the quarter, Uber Eats’ lost $183 million, excluding certain expenses, a 42% improvement over the same period last year.3 key takeaways from Uber’s latest pandemic-impacted quarter | Danielle Abril | November 6, 2020 | Fortune
Bionca says many lash artists feel they have been unfairly hung out to dry and forced to make these kinds of tough decisions — after all, storefront rent and expenses didn’t just stop when the pandemic began.
Tribe leads $12M Series A into Teampay to make managing employee expenses painlessTeampay, Hoag said in an interview, wants to help companies control their bank accounts.Teampay adds $5M to its Series A at higher valuation after growing ARR 320% growth since the round | Alex Wilhelm | October 30, 2020 | TechCrunch
Some models, such as the T6 True Wireless Earbuds from TOZO, do include waterproofing and other features found on higher-end models, but you may get these durability perks at the expense of comfort or ergonomics.
Of course, sometimes candidates try to hide the true purpose of their campaign expenses.
As you can see, by year seven, we're expensing the same amount."Tax Breaks for Corporate Jets": The Non-Issue at the Heart of the Presidential Agenda | Megan McArdle | April 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Perhaps it was the noontime trysts he was arranging at a nearby 59th Street hotel and expensing to the network.
Speeded-up expensing for business adds another $10 billion or so.
British Dictionary definitions for expense
a particular payment of money; expenditure
money needed for individual purchases; cost; charge
(plural) incidental money spent in the performance of a job, commission, etc, usually reimbursed by an employer or allowable against tax
something requiring money for its purchase or upkeep: the car was more of an expense than he had expected
at the expense of to the detriment of: he succeeded at the expense of his health
(tr) US and Canadian to treat as an expense for book-keeping or tax purposes
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Other Idioms and Phrases with expense
see at the expense of; go to the trouble (expense); money (expense) is no object.
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