go to (the) expense

Definition of go to (the) expense

  1. :  to spend money on something Why go to the expense of installing something you'll never use? She went to great expense to have this party.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to move on a course :  proceed — compare stop

    :  to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied :  leave, depart

    :  to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. :  the act or manner of going

    :  the height of fashion :  rage

    :  an often unexpected turn of affairs :  occurrence

  1. :  functioning properly :  being in good and ready condition

  1. :  a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board

  1. :  the act or an instance of expending :  expenditure

    :  something expended to secure a benefit or bring about a result

    :  financial burden or outlay :  cost

  1. :  to charge with expenses

    :  to charge to an expense account

    :  to write off as an expense

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to criticize severely

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