expense noun definition in Economy topic from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

expense

 noun: Economy topic
1 expenses [plural] money spent in doing a particular job, or for a particular purpose living/household/medical/legal, etc. expenses Can I give you something towards expenses? financial help to meet the expenses of an emergency The payments he gets barely cover his expenses. 2 expenses [plural] money that you spend while you are working and which your employer will pay back to you later You can claim back your travelling/travel expenses. (British English) to take a client out for a meal on expenses an all-expenses-paid trip

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