personal expense

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Noun1.personal expense - the cost of personal or family living; "some personal expenses are tax deductible"
disbursal, disbursement, expense - amounts paid for goods and services that may be currently tax deductible (as opposed to capital expenditures)
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of France, at his own personal expense, fit out whaling ships from Dunkirk, and politely invite to that town some score or two of families from our own island of Nantucket?
At the institution at which I now was, I found that a large portion of the students by some means had their personal expenses paid for them.
A five-pound note would have covered his personal expenses for food through any one of the many years in which he had been absolute master of millions of money.
She set up a manservant, and put him in livery of brown cloth with red pipins, she renewed parts of her furniture, hung new papers on the walls, adorned her salon with plants and flowers, always fresh, and crowded it with knick-knacks that were then in vogue; then she, who had always shown scruples as to her personal expenses, did not hesitate to put her dress in keeping with the rank to which she aspired, the profits of which were discounted in several of the shops where she equipped herself for war.
Even when I wanted any little sum of money for my personal expenses, I could not obtain it without collision--and I, too, a man whose character it is to govern
This could lead them to assume that the purchase was actually a personal expense to buy groceries.
Makkah, Dhu-AlHijjah 12, 1432, Nov 8, 2011, SPA - The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud had ordered the establishment of the Zamzam Water Project, named after him in Makkah at his personal expense to provide Zamzam water to pilgrims, Umrah performers and visitors of the Prophet's Mosque.
Personal expense cutbacks also helped the company return to the black, it said.
Sources close to the senator, have informed that Raza Rabbani wanted to perform Umrah on his personal expense, as a gesture of his gratitude over approval of his much worked over 18th Amendment draft.
A police spokesman said: "These officers used the ride at their own personal expense in order to help break down barriers and to encourage younger members of the community to see that they are approachable.
These include improvements to council tax benefits and doubling of personal expense allowances for care home residents.
But they were rewarded for their sacrifice of time and personal expense by President Bush's totally unfair designation of them as "vigilantes.

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