Definition of 'expense'
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Many policies will provide an element of legal expenses cover or a legal helpline. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The received wisdom is that immigration lowers wages and therefore benefits big business at the expense of the man on the street. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It's easy to vent populist outrage against public sector bodies that run up big expense claims. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They need But it expense education for poor the best education at this age if they are to succeed. The Sun (2016)It does not need vast expense to be incurred, just good common sense based on knowledge of these situations. Times, Sunday Times (2016)As a driver, you can cut journey costs by offering passengers lifts in return for a payment towards fuel expenses. The Sun (2017)I also wonder how many of those MPs supporting regulation were involved in the expenses scandal. Times, Sunday Times (2017)MPs' expense claims, for instance. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is a case for a complete overhaul of the expenses system. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You might drive a company car and have an expense account. The Guide to Greatness in Sales (1994)We rent it out to help with the expenses. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We had to book a flight with another company at considerable extra expense. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Can we cover these expenses direct from the business account? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Opt for cheap veg such as carrots and potatoes and plan meals carefully to avoid unnecessary expense. The Sun (2014)Is there any way to get back our expenses? Times, Sunday Times (2010)They have not been able to claim for mortgage interest payments since the expenses scandal. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Critics say that this has given too much power to a cabal at the expense of members. Times, Sunday Times (2016)They are not appealing against the judgment on the service charges and expenses paid twice. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Many paid for years into insurance plans that covered the cost of funeral expenses. Times, Sunday Times (2006)So why do we need the expense of this new court? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Their political careers were wrecked by the expenses scandal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Critics say the deal will benefit big business at the expense of workers and environmental standards. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They bought it with the agreement that she paid the mortgage while he paid the household expenses. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The expenses system is shortly to become the responsibility of an independent body. Times, Sunday Times (2009)His expense account was the envy of his colleagues. Times, Sunday Times (2006)They have to convert the premiums they collect in sterling to dollars and euros to pay for medical expense claims. The Sun (2008)Firms have to make a profit to pay corporation tax but these expenses hit firms before they turn over a single pound. Times, Sunday Times (2016)While a league trustee, she was paid expenses for luxury hotel stays and taxis. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The distinction between lodger and lover has already proved tricky enough to lose a decent government minister his job over an expenses claim. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Which means he gets dinner, booze and a hotel room on expenses. The Sun (2013)He could also cut down his incidental expenses - for instance, cooking more at home rather than eating out. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'expense'
British English: expense NOUN
Expense is the money that something costs you or that you need to spend in order to do something.
He's bought a big TV at vast expense so that everyone can see properly.
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