throw money at
phrasal to spend large sums of money on or for especially recklessly or ineffectively <
trying to solve problems by throwing money at them
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • throw money at — to try to solve (a problem) by spending a large amount of money on it without giving enough thought to exactly what should be done The flaws in our school system will never be fixed as long as the government continues to just throw money at the …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw money at — (something) to spend money in the belief that money alone will solve a problem. Many people agree that throwing money at education has not produced great results …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw money at —    If you throw money at something, you try to solve a problem by spending money on it, without using any other methods.     The refugee problem cannot be solved just by throwing money at it! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • throw money at something — phrase to try to improve something by spending a lot of money on it This expression usually shows that you do not think this will be successful Providing better education is not simply a matter of throwing money at it. Thesaurus: to spend or to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw money at sth — DISAPPROVING ► to try to solve a problem or make something successful by spending a lot of money, rather than, for example, having new ideas: »The government will have to throw money at any problems to ensure the site is built on time. Main Entry …   Financial and business terms

  • throw money at something — throw money at (something) to spend money in the belief that money alone will solve a problem. Many people agree that throwing money at education has not produced great results …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw money at (to) —  Spend large sums of money in hope of solving a problem.  ► s“Companies can throw money at economic problems all day, but low cost interventions may work as well, at least in the short term.” (Training, May 1995, p. 47) …   American business jargon

  • throw money at something — tv. to try to olve a problem by spending money on it. (Often said of the U.S. federal government.) □ This agency has thrown billions at the housing problem, but it has been nothing but a long term disaster. □ Don’t just throw money at it …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • throw money at something — to try to improve something by spending a lot of money on it. This expression usually shows that you do not think this will be successful Providing better education is not simply a matter of throwing money at it …   English dictionary

  • throw money away — verb To spend money foolishly or indiscriminately; to waste money without regard of the consequences. The young boy liked to throw money away at the video arcade and candy store …   Wiktionary

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