discretionary expense


A recurring or non-recurring expense for goods and services which are either non-essential or more expensive than necessary. Examples include entertainment expenses and gourmet meals.

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It was a discretionary expense ad that was not good for me because I could not afford anymore expenses for the rest of the week.

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Stan really invoked his boss' fury because the was consistently listing strip clubs as a discretionary expense; whether or not he was entertaining clients.

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The fishermen knew as they caught their catch, that they would see, because of the discretionary expense, the price the consumers paid would be around double what they would be paid per pound for their days load.

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