at someone's expense


: paid for by someone
a fancy dinner at my parents' expense
a stadium built at the taxpayers' expense
The tour is free, but all meals are at your own expense.
used of a joke about or laughter at a person that might cause embarrassment
Everyone had a good laugh at my expense.

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“At someone's expense.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Mar. 2023.

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