spending money


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Examples of spending money in a Sentence

She earned spending money at an after-school job.
Recent Examples on the Web Both of these business models lead to spending money, and this decision can affect your whole career now and in the future. Justin Grome, Forbes, "Independent Artist Or Record Label Deal: The Entrepreneurial Differences," 12 Apr. 2021 People are staying home and spending money on online retailers, Devlin-Foltz said. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, "Hospital pressure, vaccine plans, hiking boom: News from around our 50 states," 3 Dec. 2020 But people are spending money on NFTs anyway, frequently as a sort of speculative alternative investment. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Steve Aoki on NFTs: ‘Instagram is 2021, crypto wallets are the future’," 23 Apr. 2021 But as an insurance policy, the National Republican Senatorial Committee is spending money early, hoping either to define Democratic incumbents on GOP terms or to force them to draw down their war chests to defend themselves. David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner, "Trump's exit has not diminished enthusiasm of Democratic donors," 16 Apr. 2021 Specifically, spending money to have experiences, buying time, and giving money away to help others all reliably raise happiness. Arthur C. Brooks, The Atlantic, "How to Buy Happiness," 15 Apr. 2021 Users can get caught in a never ending loop of creation, socializing and adventure, and, most importantly to Roblox, spending money within the platform. Mark Minevich, Forbes, "Roblox Going Public, But Is It Good For The Public?," 9 Mar. 2021 Manufacturers are also benefiting from a shift in spending, with Americans spending money on homes and other projects rather than going out to restaurants or risking shopping indoors, Fiore said. Martin Crutsinger, Star Tribune, "US manufacturing activity jumps to 3-year high in February," 1 Mar. 2021 The move demonstrates how Democrats have embraced a strategy espoused by Stacey Abrams, the party’s former candidate for governor, that emphasizes paying attention to, and spending money turning out, the state’s minority voters. New York Times, "Early Voting Numbers in Georgia Senate Races Put G.O.P. on Edge," 30 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of spending money

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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13 May 2021

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“Spending money.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spending%20money. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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: extra money that you can spend on whatever you want

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