go to (the) expense

idiom

Definition of go to (the) expense

: 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.

Learn More about go to (the) expense

Statistics for go to (the) expense

Cite this Entry

“Go to (the) expense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20%28the%29%20expense. Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

Comments on go to (the) expense

What made you want to look up go to (the) expense? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!