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tax-and-spendadjective [before noun]

uk   us   disapproving POLITICS, TAX
used to describe a party, government, etc. that increases taxes in order to spend on public services: The party has to resist returning to the tax-and-spend policies of the past. Republicans are trying to paint the Democrat as a tax-and-spend liberal.

tax and spendverb [I]

uk   us   disapproving POLITICS, TAX
to make government policies that increase taxes in order to spend on public services: The party promises not to tax and spend.
tax and spend
noun [U]
After 18 years of public sector cutbacks, voters were ready for the return of tax and spend.
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