squandermania


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squandermania

(ˌskwɒndəˈmeɪnɪə)
n
informal jocular an extreme urge for, or level of pleasure obtained by, spending money recklessly

squandermania

a mania for spending money.
See also: Manias, Money
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squandermania - prodigious squandering (usually by a government)
squandering - spending resources lavishly and wastefully; "more wasteful than the squandering of time"
governing, government activity, government, governance, administration - the act of governing; exercising authority; "regulations for the governing of state prisons"; "he had considerable experience of government"
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Wasting money Squandermania - the Cardiff Corporation is wasting ratepayers' money and asking them to pay money for purposes which it was not required, was the remarkable statement by Mr CH McCabe, which formed the prelude to a heated debate in the Cardiff City Council Chamber.
In the statement signed by Stanley Ohajuruka and Godwin Onwusi, Zonal Coordinator and Acting Secretary respectively, the group warned Nigerians not to allow Atiku's demagoguery to drift the country back to the era of squandermania.
Yet there was little in this performance to unduly worry holders Kilkenny, the Deise's next opponents at Croke Park on August 7 as Waterford were once again guilty of squandermania.
But the decision was slammed last night by Fine Gael deputy Dinny McGinley, who described it as "squandermania".
The dossier of squandermania was compiled by Tory party finance adviser William Norton and the TaxPayers' Alliance.
1977: 54); examples of non-blends mentioned include squandermania, daisy (historically a compound, namely day's eye) and meritocracy ("a derivative with the combining form -ocracy" [1977: 54]).
Stopping the squandermania is a battle as much to do with ethics as economics in an industry that pumps millions of dollars each year into the economies of Alaska (where the shoreside processors operate) and Washington state (where most of the factory trawlers come from).