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    Exclamation At the expense of something!!!

    Hello everybody,
    Would you please tell me how to use this term in a sentence?
    (At the expense of something)

    Thanks in advance,

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    Re: At the expense of something!!!

    It means that something will suffer as a result of the action. If you break some bad news to someone, for example, it might be at the expense of your friendship- in other words, you might lose a friend, but think that it is important enough to tell them.


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    Re: At the expense of something!!!

    another example sentence - Economic growth must not be pursued at the expense of environmental pollution.

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