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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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Results from previous research findings reveal definite characteristics that distinguish high spenders from other spending segments in the market.
Frivolous spenders, who make purchases based on desirability, not affordability.
The spender needs to recognize that security is the top priority for the saver to stay grounded--and that this very groundedness is pert of what attracted him or her to the saver in the first place.
Spender himself appeared to see his life in this fashion, announcing once 'I think I'am having a final phase'.
Chinese visitors are the second-highest spenders at HK$4,877 per capita, a 1.
In a perverse way, many big spenders probably take secret delight in Prop.
T HE income tax ( I- T) department is shooting off as many as 70,000 letters to tax dodgers this month who have been identified through hi- tech computer software as big spenders.
It revealed that Dubai is home to the country's biggest youth spenders followed closely by those in Abu Dhabi.
Manchester City had been last year's biggest spenders but managed to halve their outlay this year - from almost pounds 13m to less than pounds 6m.
IRISH tourists are the world's joint biggest spenders when on holiday.
Good (public administration, University of Victoria, Canada) examines the extent to which the Canadian federal budgetary process is shifting from one based on a bilateral relationship between departmental spenders and central guardians, to one based on a more complex, multilateral relationship involving a variety of players.
Sunderland are fourth in the table of big spenders after manager Roy Keane splashed out pounds 35m on new players.