- [S][U]消耗,花费 cost in money, time or effort
- [P]花费的钱,费用 money spent in doing sth
amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
a detriment or sacrifice;
"at the expense of"
money spent to perform work and usually reimbursed by an employer;
"he kept a careful record of his expenses at the meeting"
reduce the estimated value of something;
"For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"
- It's too much of an expense for me to own a car.
- Societies should try to save every plant and animal species, regardless of the expense to humans in effort, time, and financial well-being.
- Don't involve yourself in unnecessary expense.
- He finished the job at the expenses of his health.
- That's why a reduction in price can never be made at the expense of quality.
- I can't afford the expense of redecorating my house.
- It's too much of an expense to own a car.
- House repairs, holidays and other expenses reduced his bank balance to almost nothing.
- at sb's expense
捉弄某人against sb, so as to make them seem silly
- at the expense of
在损失〔损坏〕某事物的情况下with loss or damage to sth
- go to the expense of
在某事上花钱spend money on sth
- put sb to the expense of
使某人花钱于某事上cause sb to spend money on sth
- spare no expense
不惜费用with no regard for the cost
- afford〔assume, stand〕 the expense 承担费用
- avoid expense 避免花费
- bear〔take on〕 all the expense 承担全部费用
- clear the expenses 支付开销
- cut down〔reduce〕 expenses 削减开支
- figure out expense 算出费用
- increase〔keep down〕 expenses 增加〔削减〕开支
- advertising expenses 广告费
- additional expense 附加费用
- constant〔variable〕 expenses 固定〔变动〕费用
- extra expense 额外开支
- housing〔living〕 expenses 住房〔生活〕费用
- necessary expenses 必要的开支
- working expenses 经营费,工作费用
- business〔development, funeral〕 expenses 营业〔发展,丧葬〕费用
- entertainment expenses 招待费,娱乐费
- holiday〔office, school〕 expenses 度假〔办公,学〕费
- at sb's expense 由某人付费
- free of expense 免费
- regardless of expense 不惜费用
- with great〔little〕 expense 花费大〔小〕
- the expense for〔in〕 用于…的费用
This exuberance of money displayed itself in wantonness of expence.出自： S. Johnson
The protein issue..was now insufficient for full normal expense of energy.出自： U. Le Guin
- expense, cost, outlay
- 1.cost指为获得或生产某物所费的金额,是时间、劳力等的总计。一般指日常生活的开销,也可指劳力、服务等的“费用”“花费”; expense则含有较不确定的意味,泛指“费”“费用”; 而outlay则指为一定目的而花费的金额。例如:
- She built the house without regard to cost.她盖这房子根本不在乎花多少钱。
- The expense of a good education is great.受到好的教育需要一大笔费用。
- We need a large outlay on scientific research.我们需要科学研究的大量费用。
- ☆ 14世纪晚期进入英语，直接源自近代拉丁语的expensa，意为花费，消费，消耗。