Translation of "expense" - English-Russian dictionary


noun uk /ɪkˈspens/ us

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

расход, цена
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.

в ущерб чему-либо, ценой чего-либо
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.

за чей-либо счет
We went on holiday at my father's expense.

in order to make someone look stupid

на чей-либо счет, в чей-либо адрес
Stop making jokes at my expense.

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