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 Between accommodations, travel and passes, Sundance is seen as too expensive for even industry attendees with expense accounts, let alone indie filmmakers who have sunk savings into passion projects screening at the festival. Mia Galuppo, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 Mar. 2024 In the letter, Maley emphasized the motivational speaking engagements are explicitly permitted under Gordon's contract and the Notre Dame trips were funded from a $55,000 expense account for Wernle's $10 million Community of Hope fundraising drive. The Indianapolis Star, 5 Mar. 2024 However, not every successful business begins with a ton of money or an overflowing expense account. Melissa Houston, Forbes, 16 Feb. 2024 Employees were paid top salaries, gifted with unlimited expense accounts and vacation time, and encouraged to candidly and publicly disagree with and/or criticize one another, including their bosses. Peter Biskind, The Hollywood Reporter, 8 Nov. 2023 Prosecutors claim investor money funded all the lavish trappings of corporate success — the retreats at posh resorts, and an expense account that Jesenik routinely billed $50,000 a month. Jmanning, oregonlive, 6 Sep. 2023 And there have been many layoffs in the tech sector, which has a big presence in Greater Boston, keeping a lid on expense accounts. Jon Chesto, BostonGlobe.com, 3 July 2023 The grant is essentially the King’s expense account, covering items like travel, staff and household costs. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 2 May 2023 That same Roosevelt ran for mayor in 1965, and laid into the incumbent, Sam Yorty, for paying his dues to the segregated Jonathan Club with his city expense account. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 4 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of expense account was in 1922

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“Expense account.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/expense%20account. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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