all-expense

adjective

Definition of all-expense

: involving the payment of all costs by the sponsor or the assessment of a fixed single charge for all costs (as of transportation, meals, hotels, and entertainment) winners of the contest will be awarded an all-expense trip railroads offering all-expense tours this summer

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First Known Use of all-expense

1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of all-expense was in 1904

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“All-expense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/all-expense. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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