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tax-and-spendadjective [before noun]

uk   us   disapproving POLITICS, TAX
used to describe a ​party, ​government, etc. that ​increasestaxes in ​order to ​spend on ​publicservices: The ​party has to ​resistreturning 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 ​governmentpolicies that ​increasetaxes in ​order to ​spend on ​publicservices: The ​party promises not to ​tax and ​spend.
tax and spend
noun [U]
After 18 ​years of ​publicsectorcutbacks, ​voters were ​ready for the ​return of ​tax and ​spend.
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