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spendthrift

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈspendθrɪft/
someone who spends too much money without thinking about the results: The changes in the law seem to punish districts for good financial management while rewarding spendthrifts.
Translations of “spendthrift”
in Chinese (Traditional) 揮霍者,花錢無度的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) 挥霍者,花钱无度的人…
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