Not, of course, if you have $487 to spend on the record-setting price tag attached to a premium orchestra seat.
If Hagel is confirmed but roughed up in the process, the administration will be forced to spend valuable capital.
So why are he and his family—nice, sane people—willing to spend months on the campaign trail?
"to pay out or away" (money or wealth), Old English -spendan (in forspendan "use up"), from Latin expendere "to weigh out money, pay down" (see expend). A general Germanic borrowing (cf. Old High German spendon, German and Middle Dutch spenden, Old Norse spenna). In reference to labor, thoughts, time, etc., attested from c.1300.