"Spend" as a noun?!

Ed Keer edkeer at YAHOO.COM
Mon Nov 21 17:32:25 UTC 2005

having been in the pharmacy benefits industry for the
past 5 years, I can attest to this usage being common.
An mportant metric for business that provide benefits
is their yearly "Drug Spend" which has been going up
every year. I assume it's a common business usage.

--- Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU> wrote:

> At 3:31 PM -0500 11/18/05, Wilson Gray wrote:
> >While leafing through a mag called _ComputerWord
> for Pharmacists_, I ran
> >across the phrase, "... would entail a greater
> *spend*." A quick look at
> >Google yielded 206,000,000 hits, clearly too many
> to sift through, for
> >"spend." However, "greater spend" yielded a more
> manageable 712 hits,
> >including, e.g. ",,, ensuring greater _spend_ per
> visitor ...," "Fewer
> >stops. Greater _spend_," and "... the greater spend
> of foreign visitors."
> >--
> >-Wilson Gray
> If you hadn't provided the context, I'd have guessed
> "ensuring
> greater spend per visitor" was a continuation of our
> earlier thread
> in the domain of what Farmer & Henley call "venery".
>  Of course that
> would relate not to pharmacies but other sorts of
> establishments.
> Larry


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