at the expense of something


at the expense of something
uz kaut kā rēķina

English-Latvian dictionary. 2013.

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  • at the expense of something — phrase if one thing exists or happens at the expense of another, the second thing suffers or is not done properly because of the first Military strength is often achieved at the expense of a country’s economic health. Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the expense of something — at the expense of (something) with the loss of something. Time is spent preparing students for state tests at the expense of other, important instruction …   New idioms dictionary

  • at the expense of something — if one thing exists or happens at the expense of another, the second thing suffers or is not done properly because of the first Military strength is often achieved at the expense of a country s economic health …   English dictionary

  • go to the expense of something doing something — go to the expense of sth/of doing sth | go to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to spend money on sth • They went to all the expense of redecorating the house and then they moved. Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put somebody to the expense of something doing something — put sb to the expense of sth/of doing sth | put sb to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to make sb spend money on sth • Their visit put us to a lot of expense. Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the expense of — (something) with the loss of something. Time is spent preparing students for state tests at the expense of other, important instruction …   New idioms dictionary

  • at the expense of — 1. To the cost or detriment of (often at someone s expense) 2. With the loss or sacrifice of • • • Main Entry: ↑expend * * * so as to cause harm to or neglect of the pursuit of profit at the expense of the environment | language courses that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to the expense — go to (the) expense : to spend money on something Why go to the expense of installing something you ll never use? She went to great expense to have this party. • • • Main Entry: ↑expense …   Useful english dictionary

  • go to the expense of of doing something — go to the expense of sth/of doing sth | go to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to spend money on sth • They went to all the expense of redecorating the house and then they moved. Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • put somebody to the expense of of doing something — put sb to the expense of sth/of doing sth | put sb to a lot of, etc. expense idiom to make sb spend money on sth • Their visit put us to a lot of expense. Main entry: ↑expenseidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • and damn the expense — and damn the consequences/expense/etc impolite phrase used for saying that you are going to do something without worrying about what will happen as a result/​how much it will cost etc We’re throwing a party, and damn the expense. Thesaurus:… …   Useful english dictionary