splash out

phrasal verb

splashed out; splashing out; splashes out
British, informal
: to spend a lot of money
If you really want to splash out, let's go to dinner and a show in town.
We can't afford to splash out that much money for luxuries.

Examples of splash out in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The company has splashed out on TV advertising during NBA and NFL games as well as Keeping Up With the Kardashians and The Bachelorette. Elizabeth Lopatto, The Verge, 20 May 2024 Or splash out on an 11-day voyage through Turkey, Cyprus, and Greece, starting at just $939 per person. Alison Fox, Travel + Leisure, 18 Apr. 2024 Plus, our testers noted that nothing splashed out of the bucket. Ella Field, Better Homes & Gardens, 13 Mar. 2024 At least more than most of us would want to splash out on. Kegan Mooney, PCMAG, 21 Mar. 2024 Rose, swept up in the momentum of the occasion, decided to splash out on a fireworks display, a string quartet, a horse and carriage and an ice cream van. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 18 Mar. 2024 Google Earth; Getty Images Less than one year after Rihanna splashed out $21 million to buy one of the greater L.A. area’s most expensive condos, the Barbadian music superstar has put the sky-high penthouse back up for sale, asking just a hair under $25 million. Jmcclain, Robb Report, 11 Mar. 2024 Hugo Sin, a 24-year-old bartender, has been visiting Shenzhen twice a month with his friends and girlfriend, occasionally splashing out on a fancy hotel that costs a fraction of the price in Hong Kong. Chris Lau, CNN, 24 Feb. 2024 The Hollywood star, whose proverbial big break was the 1994 horror film Interview with the Vampire, splashed out a cool $3 million for the eighth-floor aerie back in 2007, The New York Post first reported. Abby Montanez, Robb Report, 6 Mar. 2024

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“Splash out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/splash%20out. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

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