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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Still, iOS apps represent 30% of all app downloads, to 70% for Android, says AppAnnie, but consumers are more likely to spend money buying apps or on in-app purchases via iOS to Google, 66% to 34%. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Facebook tops most downloaded apps of all time," 4 July 2018 The new law requires that the PAC be notified if the city is spending money or seeking outside grant money to be spent on any hardware or software that could potentially impact privacy. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "Supreme Court surveillance opinion nudges us to think nationally, act locally," 24 June 2018 Pruitt’s spending has been under intense scrutiny after it was found that the EPA head was spending money like Richard Pryor in Brewster’s Millions. Stephen A. Crockett Jr., The Root, "EPA Chief Scott '2 Chainz' Pruitt Spent Nearly $3,000 on 'Tactical' Pants and Polos: Report," 23 June 2018 The phony-baloney nature of the rescissions, mostly aimed at on-paper authority to spend money that was not going to be spent, has created a political quandary for people in both parties. Ed Kilgore, Daily Intelligencer, "After Blowing Up the Deficit, House Passes Mostly Phony Spending Cuts," 8 June 2018 But if a kid goes and plays four games and there are no college coaches and all the family does is spend money to stay in a hotel, is that worth it? Pat Disabato, Daily Southtown, "Disabato: As travel schedules continue to expand, high school baseball teams feeling the summer squeeze," 13 July 2018 For now, though, and for the foreseeable future, there will be no place on that stretch of Cross Street to spend money at all. Nestor Ramos, BostonGlobe.com, "Weep not for Starbucks. But in the North End, what comes next?," 12 July 2018 Buy Photo Philadelphia’s controller will audit the way the Parking Authority staffs and spends money on salaries for on-street parking enforcement. Jason Laughlin, Philly.com, "Philly's controller to audit PPA's parking enforcement," 11 July 2018 The theory behind creating tax increment districts, or TIFs, is that a municipality will agree to spend money upfront on infrastructure, incentives or other costs to spur a development that would not otherwise happen. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Seeing red: Which Milwaukee suburbs are closest to their debt limits?," 11 July 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of spending money was in the 15th century

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: extra money that you can spend on whatever you want

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