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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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Payne maintained that it was being in Congress, which entails listening almost constantly to lobbyists' arguments for more government spending, that persuaded congressmen to spend, not a calculated attempt to buy off votes.
Republican presidents, on the other hand, are able to get many of their fellow Republicans in Congress to support them, not only because of party loyalty, bar also because the Democrats always make sure that the Republican president's spendthrift proposals appear "conservative" compared to what they would like to spend.
The President's promise to simultaneously keep to the schedule of last year's ballooning tax cuts, spend billions more on countering terrorism and return to a balanced budget by the end of his first term can only be accomplished by reducing discretionary spending.
The accounting department can spend less time on bank reconciliations and transaction processing.
An increase in spending will generate additional income for someone, who then will spend a portion of this higher income, generating income for someone else.
This line of research is important, as students' efforts to manage their homework and their attitudes toward homework may be influenced by the amount of time they spend on doing homework, as high school students usually have been left out of public discussions of homework (Loveless, 2003).
Discretionary spending includes most defense spending and nonentitlement social programs; it's what the president and Congress decide to spend each year through appropriations bills.
The common-sense response to these facts would be that school districts, like governments and individuals, should not spend more than they take in.
We expect growth in Chinese retail banking IT spend at CAGR of 12.
When Los Angeles and other cities spend to lobby, where does the money go?