at the expense of

1with the loss of at the sacrifice of失去;牺牲

He devoted his time to football at the expense of his studies.他全然不顾学习,把全部时间都用于踢球。

He became a brilliant scholarbut only at the expense of his health.他成了一个卓越的学者,却牺牲了自己的健康。

Don't try to benefit at the expense of others.不要干损人利已的事。

2at the cost of花费;支付

We were all entertained at the director's expense.我们全由导演请客。

They built the railroad at the expense of two hundred million dollars.他们花了2亿美元修筑这条铁路。

He has been at the expense of her education.他一直支付她的教育经费。


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