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(intransitive) (at a casino etc) To win more money than is available to be paid.
(intransitive, idiomatic) To exhaust one's financial resources.
For a small commune this can literally break the bank.
Don't get caught up in the excitement and break the bank.
The prices on this website won't break the bank and you are certain to find a chandelier that works with your design scheme.
Don't feel you have to break the bank decorating baby rooms, however, especially if you're a budget-conscious shopper.
Just don't break the bank for holiday gifts.
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