with (something) to spare

idiom

Definition of with (something) to spare

used to indicate how much or how little someone has of something extra that can be used if it is needed He just got there with (only) minutes/seconds to spare.He got there with plenty of time to spare.He barely made it with no time to spare before the train pulled out.

Comments on with (something) to spare

What made you want to look up with (something) to spare? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move or proceed with twists and turns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!