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throw money at

Definition of throw money at

  1. :  to try to solve (a problem) by spending a large amount of money on it without giving enough thought to exactly what should be done <The flaws in our school system will never be fixed as long as the government continues to just throw money at the problem.>



Word by Word Definitions

throwplay
  1. :  to propel through the air by a forward motion of the hand and arm

    :  to propel through the air in any manner

    :  pitch

  1. :  an act of throwing, hurling, or flinging

    :  an act of throwing dice

    :  the number thrown with a cast of dice

moneyplay
  1. : :  something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: as

    :  officially coined or stamped metal currency

    :  money of account

  1. :  involving or reliable in a crucial situation


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