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at the expense of

Definition of at the expense of

  1. :  in a way that harms (something or someone) <Malls flourished at the expense of small stores downtown.> <He argues that the tax cut will benefit the rich at the expense of the poor.>



Word by Word Definitions

expenseplay
  1. :  the act or an instance of expending :  expenditure

    :  something expended to secure a benefit or bring about a result

    :  financial burden or outlay :  cost

  1. :  to charge with expenses

    :  to charge to an expense account

    :  to write off as an expense


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