An improvement that was well worth the expense; a trip with all expenses paid.
Redecorating the house will be a considerable expense.
An example of an expense is the financial burden of buying a brand new car.
An example of an expense is the potential lost time in a project after the direction is changed.
She went to great expense to ensure her children would get the best education.
Buying the car was a big expense, but will be worth it in the long run.
We had a training weekend in New York, at the expense of our company.
Jones reached the final at the expense of Jones, who couldn´t beat him.
It should be acceptable to expense a business lunch with a client.
A car can be a considerable expense.
- To one's detriment or chagrin:Telling jokes at my expense.
- with the payment, onus, loss, etc. borne by
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of expense
- Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Latin (pecūnia) expēnsa (money) paid out feminine past participle of expendere to pay out expend
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition