go to (the) expense

idiom

: 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.

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Recent Examples on the Web The Garrigans were forced to go to the expense of serving the complaint to Hästens’ office in Sweden. Dallas News, 27 Feb. 2023

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“Go to (the) expense.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20%28the%29%20expense. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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