at the expense of

  • 1 at the expense of — 1. To the cost or detriment of (often at someone s expense) 2. With the loss or sacrifice of • • • Main Entry: ↑expend * * * so as to cause harm to or neglect of the pursuit of profit at the expense of the environment | language courses that… …

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  • 2 at the expense of — (something) with the loss of something. Time is spent preparing students for state tests at the expense of other, important instruction …

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  • 3 at the expense of — ► at the expense of 1) paid for by. 2) to the detriment of. Main Entry: ↑expense …

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  • 4 damn the expense — damn the consequences, expense, etc. idiom (informal) used to say that you are going to do sth even though you know it may be expensive, have bad results, etc. • Let s celebrate and damn the expense! Main entry: ↑damnidiom …

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  • 5 bear the expense — I verb bear the cost, compensate, defray, defray expenses, defray the cost, discharge, expend, give money, incur costs, incur expenses, indemnify, make compensation, make expenditure, make payment, make restitution, meet the bill, outlay, pay an… …

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  • 6 at the expense of — idi at the sacrifice of; to the detriment of: quantity at the expense of quality[/ex] …

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  • 7 bear the expense of — index disburse (pay out), expend (disburse) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8 meet the expense of — index disburse (pay out), expend (disburse) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 9 support the expense of — index disburse (pay out), expend (disburse) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 10 undergo the expense of — index disburse (pay out) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 11 bear the expense — bear the cost/​expense etc phrase to pay for something companies with enough money to bear the enormous expense of testing a new drug Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym Main entry: bear …

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  • 12 at the expense of — 1》 paid for by. 2》 to the detriment of. → expense …

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  • 13 at the expense of — at the sacrifice of , to the detriment of …

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  • 14 at the expense of — preposition By taking away from …

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  • 15 at the expense of something — phrase if one thing exists or happens at the expense of another, the second thing suffers or is not done properly because of the first Military strength is often achieved at the expense of a country’s economic health. Thesaurus:… …

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  • 16 go to the expense — go to (the) expense : to spend money on something Why go to the expense of installing something you ll never use? She went to great expense to have this party. • • • Main Entry: ↑expense …

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  • 17 at the expense of somebody — at the expense of sb/sth idiom with loss or damage to sb/sth • He built up the business at the expense of his health. • an education system that benefits bright children at the expense of those who are slower to learn Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …

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  • 18 go to the expense of something doing something — go to the expense of sth/of doing sth | go to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to spend money on sth • They went to all the expense of redecorating the house and then they moved. Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …

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  • 19 go to the expense of of doing something — go to the expense of sth/of doing sth | go to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to spend money on sth • They went to all the expense of redecorating the house and then they moved. Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …

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  • 20 at the expense of something — if one thing exists or happens at the expense of another, the second thing suffers or is not done properly because of the first Military strength is often achieved at the expense of a country s economic health …

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