expense account

noun

Definition of expense account

: an account of expenses reimbursable to an employee also : the right of charging expenses to such an account

Examples of expense account in a Sentence

He charged dinner to his expense account. She put the tickets on her expense account.
Recent Examples on the Web The parent company, which handles corporate travel and expense accounts, says there will be no layoffs and that employees will transfer to similar position within SAP. SFChronicle.com, "Venmo adds animation; Hipmunk closing down; Uber Eats in India sold," 21 Jan. 2020 The 653 pages of records cover expense accounts for six county commissioners who have served since 2015. oregonlive, "Pet travel, flight upgrades, meeting with a conspiracy theorist: How a struggling Oregon county spent federal safety net money," 16 Jan. 2020 What was once a land of corner lunch tables and infinite expense accounts has become a grinding realm of desk salads and panic over quarterly numbers. Brooks Barnes, New York Times, "Netflix Was Only the Start: Disney Streaming Service Shakes an Industry," 10 Nov. 2019 The unlimited expense accounts and fat reporter paychecks began to dry up and the conservative-leaning paper took a deep dive into the far right after media mogul and Trump friend David Pecker purchased it in 1999. Ross Raihala, Twin Cities, "National Enquirer documentary ‘Scandalous’ is flawed, but fun to watch," 11 Nov. 2019 The kids who arrived for treatment soon saw that their insurance policies could be used as expense accounts for detox or sober living. Colton Wooten, The New Yorker, "My Years in the Florida Shuffle of Drug Addiction," 14 Oct. 2019 White’s expense account includes $60,000 for personal use and $40,000 for travel, with the unused travel portion remaining with the University Athletic Association. Edgar Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Gators’ coach Mike White receives two-year extension, raise from UF," 27 Sep. 2019 In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018, faculty salaries and expenses accounted for the largest portion of operating expenses at UMUC, followed by student services — a category that includes marketing, enrollment management and advising. Danielle Douglas-gabriel, Washington Post, "‘UMUC is not like everybody else’: Tensions flare over school’s direction," 16 June 2019 But Mr Davies’s expense account does not explain the buzz about the vote in Westminster. The Economist, "The Brecon by-election is a test for Britain’s next prime minister," 18 July 2019

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First Known Use of expense account

1922, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of expense account was in 1922

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30 Jan 2020

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“Expense account.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expense%20account. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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expense account

noun

English Language Learners Definition of expense account

: an arrangement that allows an employee (such as someone who is traveling for business) to pay for things using the company's money instead of the employee's money

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