Translation of "expense" - English-Traditional Chinese dictionary

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uk /ɪkˈspens/ us /ɪkˈspens/

B2 [ U ] the use of money, time, or effort

Buying a bigger car has proved to be well worth the expense. 事實證明,買輛大一點的車還是值得的。
We've just had a new garage built at great expense. 我們剛用了很多錢蓋一座新車庫。
We went on holiday at my father's expense (= he paid for it). 我們去度了假,一切費用由我父親支付。
It's silly to go to the expense of (= spend money on) buying new clothes when you don't really need them. 花錢去買你並不真正需要的新衣服是很傻的。

[ C ] something that makes you spend money

Our biggest expense this year was our summer holiday. 我們今年最大的開支就是暑期渡假。
We need to cut down on our expenses. 我們必須縮減開支。
expenses C1 [ plural ]

money that you spend when you are doing your job, that your employer will pay back to you

I need to get my expenses approved. 我要去辦核銷手續。
UK Don't worry about the cost of lunch - it's on expenses. 不要擔心午餐用多少錢——這是可以報銷的。

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(Translation of “expense” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)