allowancenounuk us /əˈlaʊ.əns/
allowance noun (AMOUNT GIVEN)
- Gary's been exploiting the system, getting both a student allowance and unemployment benefit.
- A family man's earnings rose 5% in real terms after deducting income tax, insurance, child allowances, etc.
- Paul has to use his car a lot in his new job but he gets a good mileage allowance.
- He gets a small allowance from his father - just enough to live on until he starts to earn money.
- The basic calorie allowance is 2000 calories a day for women and 2500 for men.
allowance noun (PREPARATION)
- batten down the hatches idiom
- break sb in
- gird yourself idiom
- lay the basis/foundations for sth idiom
- set the scene/stage idiom
- suit up
- work (yourself) up to sth
- work your way around to sth idiom
allowance noun (ACCEPTING)
- be spoilt for choice idiom
- do as you would be done by idiom
- do sb proud idiom
- make much/a lot of sb idiom
- pander to sb/sth
- see sb right idiom
- spoil sb rotten idiom
- wrap sb (up) in cotton wool idiom