at the expense of
By taking away from.

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  • at the expense of — 1. To the cost or detriment of (often at someone s expense) 2. With the loss or sacrifice of • • • Main Entry: ↑expend * * * so as to cause harm to or neglect of the pursuit of profit at the expense of the environment | language courses that… …   Useful english dictionary

  • at the expense of — (something) with the loss of something. Time is spent preparing students for state tests at the expense of other, important instruction …   New idioms dictionary

  • at the expense of — ► at the expense of 1) paid for by. 2) to the detriment of. Main Entry: ↑expense …   English terms dictionary

  • damn the expense — damn the consequences, expense, etc. idiom (informal) used to say that you are going to do sth even though you know it may be expensive, have bad results, etc. • Let s celebrate and damn the expense! Main entry: ↑damnidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • bear the expense — I verb bear the cost, compensate, defray, defray expenses, defray the cost, discharge, expend, give money, incur costs, incur expenses, indemnify, make compensation, make expenditure, make payment, make restitution, meet the bill, outlay, pay an… …   Law dictionary

  • at the expense of — idi at the sacrifice of; to the detriment of: quantity at the expense of quality[/ex] …   From formal English to slang

  • bear the expense of — index disburse (pay out), expend (disburse) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • meet the expense of — index disburse (pay out), expend (disburse) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • support the expense of — index disburse (pay out), expend (disburse) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • undergo the expense of — index disburse (pay out) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bear the expense — bear the cost/​expense etc phrase to pay for something companies with enough money to bear the enormous expense of testing a new drug Thesaurus: to spend or to pay moneysynonym Main entry: bear …   Useful english dictionary

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