spare no expense

Definition of spare no expense

  1. :  to spend as much money as needed in order to make something as good as possible When they go on vacation, they spare no expense. They spared no expense in building the house.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to forbear to destroy, punish, or harm

    :  to refrain from attacking or reprimanding with necessary or salutary severity

    :  to relieve of the necessity of doing or undergoing something

  1. :  not being used

    :  held for emergency use

    :  being over and above what is needed :  superfluous

  1. :  a spare tire

    :  a duplicate (as a key or a machine part) kept in reserve

    :  the knocking down of all 10 pins with the first 2 balls in a frame in bowling

  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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