Translation of "expense" - English-Polish dictionary


noun uk /ɪkˈspens/ us

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).
at the expense of sth

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

kosztem czegoś
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.

na czyjś koszt
We went on holiday at my father's expense.

in order to make someone look stupid

czyimś kosztem
Stop making jokes at my expense.

(Translation of “expense” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)