spending money


Definition of spending money

Examples of spending money in a Sentence

She earned spending money at an after-school job.

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Fan interest can’t just be about spending money, although the bottom line in the NFL certainly makes that a major priority. Terry Pluto, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Browns fans ranked 27th? Terry’s Talkin’ says ‘Get Outta Here!’ — Terry Pluto," 7 July 2019 The Clippers brought out proactive owner Steve Ballmer, who spends money smartly and pushes the envelope daily. Bill Plaschke, latimes.com, "Why did Lakers lose Kawhi Leonard and Paul George to Clippers? Their biggest weakness," 6 July 2019 Still, Netflix does not make a profit, and its investors are reportedly getting frustrated with the way the company spends money. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "Why Stranger Things is perfect for product promo," 3 July 2019 Oregon’s governor didn’t recommend spending money to centralize the records. oregonlive.com, "New Oregon law ensures medical decisions can be made for adults with developmental disabilities," 2 July 2019 Most of all, Market Basket’s patrons are fiercely loyal and wouldn’t think of spending money anywhere else. BostonGlobe.com, "15 things to love and 11 things to loathe about Boston," 2 July 2019 John Lynch spent money in his first two seasons, but in free agency worked on the younger end of the market (LB Kwon Alexander, RB Tevin Coleman, OL Weston Richburg) to add to the roster. Conor Orr, SI.com, "Five Teams Entering Their Super Bowl Window," 2 July 2019 Denis and Donna Joachim raked in millions of dollars, spent money on a 26-foot boat, cars, homes and real estate, authorities said. Robert Rhoden, nola.com, "North Shore couple pleads guilty to fraudulent medical reimbursement scheme," 21 June 2019 Prudom said seniors in Florida contribute volunteer hours, and spend money on dining and retail. Cindy Krischer Goodman, sun-sentinel.com, "Bring on the early-bird dinners. Floridians are getting older," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of spending money

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jul 2019

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English Language Learners Definition of spending money

: extra money that you can spend on whatever you want

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