spending spree
Spree Spree (spr[=e]), n. [Cf. Ir. spre a spark, animation, spirit, Gael. spraic. Cf. {Sprack}.] A merry frolic; especially, a drinking frolic; a carousal. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

{spending spree} an incident in which one spends money freely; -- usually designating indiscreet or reckless spending on unneeded items. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • spending spree — noun a brief period of extravagant spending • Hypernyms: ↑spree, ↑fling …   Useful english dictionary

  • spending spree — noun A series of high value purchases made in a short time. Syn: shopping spree …   Wiktionary

  • spree — [spriː] noun [countable] spending/​buying/​takeover etc spree a short period of time during which someone spends a lot of money: • Consumers went on a spending spree. • The company embarked on a takeover spree during the 1980s. * * * spree UK US… …   Financial and business terms

  • Spree — (spr[=e]), n. [Cf. Ir. spre a spark, animation, spirit, Gael. spraic. Cf. {Sprack}.] A merry frolic; especially, a drinking frolic; a carousal. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] {spending spree} an incident in which one spends money freely; usually… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spree — /spree/, n. 1. a lively frolic or outing. 2. a bout or spell of drinking to intoxication; binge; carousal. 3. a period, spell, or bout of indulgence, as of a particular wish, craving, or whim: an eating spree; a spending spree. 4. a period or… …   Universalium

  • spending — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ total ▪ There has been an increase in total government spending. ▪ high, low ▪ additional, increased ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • spree — [[t]spri͟ː[/t]] sprees N COUNT: usu n N If you spend a period of time doing something in an excessive way, you can say that you are going on a particular kind of spree. Some Americans went on a spending spree in December to beat the new tax …   English dictionary

  • spree — [[t]spri[/t]] n. 1) a period or bout of indulgence, as of a craving or whim: an eating spree; a spending spree[/ex] 2) a binge; carousal 3) a period or outburst of activity • Etymology: 1795–1805; orig. uncert …   From formal English to slang

  • spree — /spri / (say spree) noun 1. a lively frolic. 2. a bout or spell of drinking to intoxication. 3. a session or period of indulgence: a spending spree. {origin uncertain} …   Australian English dictionary

  • spree — noun a spending spree Syn: binge, bout, orgy, splurge, session …   Thesaurus of popular words

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