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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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Egyptians and Kazakhstanis are among the other top 10 tourist spenders in this sector.
Top ICT spenders in the UK Utilities Sector; Estimated ICT budget breakdowns in 2015
Without the whispery whistley voice--no Spender either.
Ticket sales may be increased by identifying high spenders by means of market segmentation, since they account for a large percentage of overall sales.
McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut are the top spenders in the fast-food section while Crowne Plaza, Sheraton and InterContinental appear as top spenders in hotels in 2010.
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.
Next-highest spenders at the moment are Londoners (pounds 350 per person per week), followed by Scots (pounds 342).
The top five global R&D spenders in 2008 were Toyota, Nokia, Roche Holding, Microsoft and General Motors.
He added: "It's very interesting to see that the Irish have retained the title as the biggest spenders in European hotel rooms when travelling outside their own country.
Summary: Lord Mandelson will launch Labour's fightback against the Tories by claiming his party are "wise spenders, not big spenders".
Among the top spenders in the digestive aids category, for example, 92% report making their purchase decisions in the home.