to the detriment of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of to the detriment of

formal
: in a way that is harmful to (someone or something)
  • He puts all his time into his career, to the detriment of his personal life.

Word by Word Definitions

detriment play
  1. : injury, damage

  2. : a cause of injury or damage


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