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English definition of “spending power”

spending power

noun [U]
the degree to which people have money to buy products and services: The growth in employment and wages gives consumers some spending power to absorb the higher cost of energy. → Compare purchasing power
(Definition of spending power from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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