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spend

noun A popular UK back-formation from the verb “spend”, defined as the amount of money spent on something.

Example
The Commercial Medicines Unit works collaboratively with both NHS pharmacists and suppliers in the collation and analysis of secondary care medicines spend on behalf of both the Department of Health and the NHS via its information systems.
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If every American wanted the government to spend less, there wouldn't be heated debates about deficits in the first place.
Before BCRA, the candidate who won the nomination could count on the party to spend soft money between March and the convention to do some advertising.
If on the other hand taxes are reduced while spending is increased, then the shortfall between what the government spends and what the government collects in taxes will widen.
Rich Koreans, Chinese and other Asians will spend just as lustily as Westerners, particularly for status.
The President proposes to spend $600 million in incentives to encourage health plans to participate in Medicare+Choice next year.
Since conspicuous consumption is competitive--the more one person spends, the more others have to spend to keep up--my choice to buy or not to buy something is not merely a private decision but also a public act.
So when the invoice comes in, accounts payable personnel must spend time reconstructing the entire chain of events to determine whether payment was authorized.
1998) found that students' attitudes toward homework positively associated with their reports of the portion of homework they completed, implying that those students who spend more time on homework may more frequently use homework management strategies.
Rather, according to Westly, who wants to be governor, it means that California is not spending enough on education, and it should spend more.
When Los Angeles and other cities spend to lobby, where does the money go?
But others say CFOs, far from being technophobes, simply need the ROI clearly and convincingly explained before they are willing to spend.