spend money like water

informal
to spend too much money in a careless way

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • spend money like water — informal phrase to spend too much money in a careless way Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym Main entry: money …   Useful english dictionary

  • spend money like water — of someone spends money like water, they spend too much. Carol spends money like water no wonder she s always broke …   New idioms dictionary

  • spend money like water — waste money, squander money …   English contemporary dictionary

  • like water — {adv. phr.} As something easily poured out or wasted; freely. Usually used in the phrase spend money like water . * /Sailors on shore leave often spend money like water./ * /During the World Wars, the United States spent money like water./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like water — {adv. phr.} As something easily poured out or wasted; freely. Usually used in the phrase spend money like water . * /Sailors on shore leave often spend money like water./ * /During the World Wars, the United States spent money like water./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • like\ water — adv. phr. As something easily poured out or wasted; freely. Usually used in the phrase spend money like water . Sailors on shore leave often spend money like water. During the World Wars, the United States spent money like water …   Словарь американских идиом

  • money */*/*/ — UK [ˈmʌnɪ] / US noun [uncountable] Metaphor: Money is like food, which gets eaten or is shared out. The same idea is used to talk about other types of resource. They didn t get a fair share/slice of the cake/pie. ♦ The rent takes a large bite out …   English dictionary

  • water — wa|ter1 W1S3 [ˈwo:tə US ˈwo:tər, ˈwa: ] n [U] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(liquid)¦ 2¦(area of water)¦ 3 waters 4 high/low water 5 uncharted/troubled/murky waters 6 be (all) water under the bridge 7 like water 8 like water off a duck s back 9 somebody s waters b …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • spend — v 1. pay out, disburse, expend, outlay, Inf. lay out, Sl. fork out, Sl. shell out, Sl. dish out, ante up; misspend, squander, dissipate, throw away, waste, throw good money after bad, pour down the drain, burn up, go or run through; lavish,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • water — /ˈwɔtə / (say wawtuh) noun 1. the liquid which in a more or less impure state constitutes rain, oceans, lakes, rivers, etc., and which in a pure state is a transparent, odourless, tasteless liquid, a compound of hydrogen and oxygen, H2O, freezing …   Australian English dictionary

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