spending money

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She earned spending money at an after-school job.

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Many of us live above our means, spend money on nonessentials and frivolities, and fail to give to serious causes, organizations, and educational institutions that so desperately need funds. Coleman Hughes, WSJ, "Martin Luther King, Colorblind Radical," 17 Jan. 2019 Democrats oppose spending money on a wall, preferring instead to pump the dollars into fencing, technology and other means of controlling access to the border. Darlene Superville, The Seattle Times, "Post-holiday, partial government shutdown to gain impact," 25 Dec. 2018 Meanwhile, millennials are establishing homes and spending money on related purchases. Diana Budds, Curbed, "The rise of the direct-to-consumer home," 21 Dec. 2018 The goal, said Ms. Boyda, is to create brand experiences, whether through digital products in stores or better customer service, that encourage consumers to spend money on clients’ products and services. Alexandra Bruell, WSJ, "Dentsu Acquires Digital Agency DEG," 18 Dec. 2018 The company was dependent on licensing fees from the Windows operating system used in personal computers, but people were spending money instead on the latest smartphones. Matt O'brien, The Seattle Times, "Apple’s stock sours, Microsoft’s soars. Say what?!," 27 Nov. 2018 The interior of the terminals will have lots of light, some greenery, and plenty of places for travelers to spend money. Barbara Peterson, Condé Nast Traveler, "New York's Airports Are Getting Billion-Dollar Makeovers—But What Will They Actually Change?," 21 Nov. 2018 So Facebook has done an amazing job of making it possible to spend money in 90 seconds on their platform. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Netflix will get ads, predicts the Trade Desk CEO Jeff Green," 15 Nov. 2018 Their versions of welfare-state reform promise to render the labour market even more rigid, and to spend money that France does not have. The Economist, "The battle over benefitsIn Europe, right-wing parties are offering bigger handouts than traditional ones," 25 Jan. 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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spending money

noun

English Language Learners Definition of spending money

: extra money that you can spend on whatever you want

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