Bedeutung von “expense” — Learner’s Dictionary


noun us uk /ɪkˈspens/

B2 [ C, U ] the money that you spend on something:

You have to pay your own medical expenses.
He eventually found her the car she wanted, at great expense (= it cost him a lot of money).

Mehr Beispiele

at the expense of sth

If you do one thing at the expense of another, doing the first thing harms the second thing:

He spent a lot of time at work, at the expense of his marriage.
at sb's expense

If you do something at someone's expense, they pay for it:

We went on holiday at my father's expense.

in order to make someone look stupid:

Stop making jokes at my expense.

(Definition von “expense” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)