Definition of splash out in English:

splash out

phrasal verb

British
informal
  • Spend money freely.

    ‘she splashed out on a Mercedes’
    • ‘Rich retired people have taken to splashing out on themselves rather than putting their money away for their children, according to a new report.’
    • ‘After splashing out the money to begin with, you could save up to £45 a year for each item, says Jennifer.’
    • ‘So for his next book they decided to splash out some money, with displays in Waterstone's windows and stuff like that.’
    • ‘I've told him before to splash out some of his money for a pair of specs but will he listen?’
    • ‘Pensions specialists say that retirees tend to use the money to splash out on a nice car or a trip to some far-flung destination.’
    • ‘I feel at the end of the season Chelsea are going to splash out a lot of money on some good players.’
    • ‘Last year, flush with cash from successful investments, I splashed out, spending many hours online and on foot to track down the perfect gifts for family and friends.’
    • ‘Williams should wait before splashing out as the money could yet be shared.’
    • ‘While less will be spent on gifts, more will be splashed out on on food, drink and decorations.’
    • ‘Those women who had the money were splashing out on the ‘New Look’ for the big day.’
    • ‘Unless you had the money to splash out on the Tougher Than Tough box set there wasn't much you could do to get a taste of how rich the music was.’
    • ‘You have borrowed some money and splashed out on anything from home improvements to a holiday.’
    • ‘And she believes the £2,000 she splashed out is money well spent.’
    • ‘However, time off is much more fun when you have the money to splash out and live it up.’
    • ‘Okay, you've splashed out on an iPod and spent a week turning your CDs into MP3s.’
    • ‘Londoners are less likely to be planning home improvements than people living elsewhere but those that are will spend more, splashing out an average of £1,586 each.’
    • ‘My dear wife, who doesn't know it has arrived yet, will never cope, and she'll mock me, the person who is supposedly so careful with money, for splashing out on something I didn't want and don't need.’
    • ‘Money can't buy happiness unless you splash out on a Mercedes.’
    • ‘He is valued at around £5 million and Allardyce has admitted that he would interested in splashing out some money to strengthen his strike force.’
    • ‘I had some spare money and was bored over the weekend so splashed out on some DVDs that I'd normally not bother with from a local HMV.’
    be extravagant, go on a spending spree, splurge, spare no expense, spend lavishly, spend a lot of money
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