throw good money after bad

throw good money after bad
throw good money after bad DISAPPROVING
to waste money by continuing to invest in something that has already cost a lot and is unlikely to be a success: »

The government may be throwing good money after bad by using taxpayers' money to bail out the failing banks.

Main Entry: throw

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • throw good money after bad — informal phrase to continue spending money on something such as a business or a project that is going to fail Thesaurus: to do business and relating to doing businesshyponym closing a business and ceasing to operate a businesssynonym Main entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • throw good money after bad — ► throw good money after bad incur further loss in a hopeless attempt to recoup a previous loss. Main Entry: ↑throw …   English terms dictionary

  • throw good money after bad —    Someone who spends additional money on something that was already considered a bad investment is said to throw good money after bad.     Buying a second hand computer and then spending money to have it repaired is throwing good money after… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • throw good money after bad — to spend more and more money on something that will never be successful. Investors in the project began to pull out as they realised they were simply throwing good money after bad …   New idioms dictionary

  • throw good money after bad — spend more on a failure, repair a poor product    If we fix that TV again, we ll be throwing good money after bad …   English idioms

  • throw good money after bad — incur further loss in a hopeless attempt to recoup a previous loss. → throw …   English new terms dictionary

  • throw good money after bad — informal to continue spending money on something such as a business or a project that is going to fail …   English dictionary

  • throw good moneyafter bad —    Someone who spends additional money on something that was already considered a bad investment is said to throw good money after bad.     Buying a second hand computer and then spending money to have it repaired is throwing good money after… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • throw — [θrəʊ ǁ θroʊ] verb threw PASTTENSE [θruː] thrown PASTPART [θrəʊn ǁ θroʊn] [transitive] 1. throw money at to try to solve a problem by spending a lot of money, without really thinking about the problem: • There is no point throwing money at the… …   Financial and business terms

  • throw — ► VERB (past threw; past part. thrown) 1) propel with force through the air by a rapid movement of the arm and hand. 2) move or put into place quickly, hurriedly, or roughly. 3) project, direct, or cast (light, an expression, etc.) in a… …   English terms dictionary

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