To splash out is to spend a lot of money on something, especially something that you don’t really need.
Mainly informal UK English.
Often followed by ‘on’.
Examples of use:
1. My neighbours have splashed out on a new swimming pool.
2. After they won the lottery, they splashed out on gold jewellery, designer clothes, and antique furniture.
3. Let’s splash out and book a holiday to Barbados.
4. We’re splashing out on a new car.
5. If I pass my English exams I’ll splash out and take you all for an expensive meal!
|present simple||splash out and splashes out|
|-ing form||splashing out|
|past simple||splashed out|
|past participle||splashed out|
Have you splashed out on anything recently?
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