throw money at (to)

 Spend large sums of money in hope of solving a problem.
 ► s“Companies can throw money at economic problems all day, but low-cost interventions may work as well, at least in the short term.” (Training, May 1995, p. 47)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • throw money at — to try to solve (a problem) by spending a large amount of money on it without giving enough thought to exactly what should be done The flaws in our school system will never be fixed as long as the government continues to just throw money at the …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw money at — (something) to spend money in the belief that money alone will solve a problem. Many people agree that throwing money at education has not produced great results …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw money at —    If you throw money at something, you try to solve a problem by spending money on it, without using any other methods.     The refugee problem cannot be solved just by throwing money at it! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • throw money at — phrasal to spend large sums of money on or for especially recklessly or ineffectively < trying to solve problems by throwing money at them > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • throw money — waste money, not use money efficiently …   English contemporary dictionary

  • throw money at something — phrase to try to improve something by spending a lot of money on it This expression usually shows that you do not think this will be successful Providing better education is not simply a matter of throwing money at it. Thesaurus: to spend or to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw money at sth — DISAPPROVING ► to try to solve a problem or make something successful by spending a lot of money, rather than, for example, having new ideas: »The government will have to throw money at any problems to ensure the site is built on time. Main Entry …   Financial and business terms

  • throw money around — throw (your) money around to often spend money on things that are not necessary. I m not surprised she hasn t got any savings. I ve never seen anyone throw money around like Polly …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw money down the drain — informal phrase to waste money by spending it on something useless Thesaurus: to waste or misuse a thing or opportunitysynonym Main entry: throw …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw money at something — throw money at (something) to spend money in the belief that money alone will solve a problem. Many people agree that throwing money at education has not produced great results …   New idioms dictionary

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