Definition of expense account in English:

expense account

noun

  • An arrangement under which sums of money spent in the course of business by an employee are later reimbursed by their employer.

    • ‘The state House has a secret database showing how lawmakers spend expense account money for travel, lodging, office expenses and publications.’
    • ‘Suddenly, he had a staff and an office and an expense account, and he could hire his friends, as well as artists and writers he'd long admired.’
    • ‘Do not order the most expensive thing on the menu just because you think this is a corporate expense account, or don't know any better.’
    • ‘He paid for it out of his expense account - which he shouldn't have done.’
    • ‘I find it difficult to present to my boss an expense account with the tip included.’
    • ‘The first thing he wanted to know was, was I on an expense account.’
    • ‘I order the steak dinner when I'm on my expense account for work.’
    • ‘For many of these hotels the businessman with an expense account is their bread and butter.’
    • ‘He had a fat pay cheque, a generous pension to come, a company BMW and an expense account.’
    • ‘This special prosecutor keeps calling me up wanting my expense account records.’
    • ‘For instance, if I want to pay for some business-related books, I would debit my savings account and credit an expense account for books.’
    • ‘Recently, in the dead of night, our legislators doubled their office expense account, even though many have no office expenses.’
    • ‘The newspaper sent a letter on May 22 to 39 state House members asking to review receipts for their expense account spending from last year.’
    • ‘The publisher had a huge expense account, especially for business trips.’
    • ‘A demanding standard of financial honesty is expected of politicians, and even small-scale tax evasion or misuse of an expense account can lead to removal from office.’
    • ‘You'll have an expense account and the ability to rent out any part of the complex for special occasions, he explained.’
    • ‘I can pay you $25,000, plus travel expenses and a reasonable expense account beyond that.’
    • ‘Indeed, many of our survey respondents indicated they like getting something for nothing, even if they are traveling on an expense account.’
    • ‘What has saved him so far are his back-benchers, made compliant with a large salary, an expense account, and an index-linked pension when they get the heave-ho.’
    • ‘It's generally not worth it unless you are a time-pressed business traveler on an expense account.’