Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

splash out

splash out
Meaning(s)
1) spend a lot of money
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • splash out on clothes/a holiday/a new car
  • Analysis

    To splash out means to spend a large amount of money without worry or inhibition. Similar in meaning to 'splurge' and 'go the whole hog' or 'push the boat out'. If you 'splash out' on something you decide to spend a lot of money on it. "We have both been working hard this year and think we should splash out on a holiday." This is an informal phrase used more often in social contexts.


  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. I've been feeling a bit down lately, so I'm going to splash out on a holiday and enjoy myself.
    2. My wife loves splashing out on clothes every month, but now we have no money left!
    3. Hey, look! Dad must have splashed out on a new car!
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. We have awarded a bonus to all of our employees so they can splash out on something nice as a reward for all their hard work on this account.
    2. I think we can all agree that now is not the time to splash out on new equipment
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