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    Is there a word for it?

    Dear Friends,

    I wonder what you call those people in English who - being irresponsible for whatever comes in the future - always spend all their money (whenever they have some). In Hungarian sociology, we call them 'konzumidióták'. Is this expression from the English 'consumer idiot'? Do you have it in English? Any other expressions for these people?

    Thanks a lot!


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    Re: Is there a word for it?

    Spendthrift[s] is the term that comes to mind

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    Re: Is there a word for it?

    I hadn't heard "consumer idiot" before.

    There is the expression 'Money burns a hole in (his)(her) pocket.'
    It means that whenever they have money, it is soon all spent.

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