Posted by R. Berg on June 28, 2004
In Reply to: Spare no expense posted by Word Camel on June 28, 2004
: : I need some help. I'm confused with this phrase 'spare no expense'. Does it mean 'spend money' or 'avoid spending money'? Thank you in advance. You are a great crowd.
: It means spend as much money as you need to, don't hold any back (i.e.spare it).
The phrase was a motif in "Jurassic Park." The man who had had the park built, very expensively, kept muttering "Spared no expense."