expense

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policy of promoting oneself at the expense of others; used especially of national policy beggar-my-neighbor policy , beggar-my-neighbor strategy , beggar-my-neighbour policy , beggar-my-neighbour strategy
expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes budget items , operating cost , operating expense , overhead
lunch (usually at a restaurant) where business is discussed and the cost is charged as a business expense business lunch
practice of advancing your career at the expense of your personal integrity careerism
professional who is intent on furthering his or her career by any possible means and often at the expense of their own integrity careerist
opportunity cost of unproductive assets; the expense incurred by ownership carrying charge , carrying cost
judgment entered after a written confession by the debtor without the expense of ordinary legal proceedings cognovit judgement , cognovit judgment , confession of judgement , confession of judgment
worth the investment or expense cost-effective
amount periodically charged to expense or against revenue in compensation for depreciation of property depreciation charge
joke at the expense of some ethnic group ethnic joke
verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously) fun , play , sport
joke or tease at someone's expense gibe , taunt
insurance that pays all or part of a patient's hospital expense hospitalization , hospitalization insurance
(frequently plural) an expense not budgeted or not specified incidental , incidental expense , minor expense
trip taken by an official at public expense junket
expense (such as depreciation) that is not paid for in cash non-cash expense
expense of running business overhead
inflate an expense account pad
expense allowance for day per diem
establishment maintained at public expense in order to provide housing for the poor and homeless poorhouse
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