expendable expendable  /ɪk ˈspɛn də bəl/


  1. (adj) suitable to be expended
  2. (adj) (used of funds) remaining after taxes


  1. That may have something to do with the fact that stretching has always been deemed the most expendable part of any exercise regimen.
  2. Childhood is expendable for China's sporting machine, which churns out young athletes to boost the country's image.
  3. Only the most expendable men are boxers.


  1. Packers appear set to part ways with Bishop

    When the Green Bay Packers re-signed Brad Jones and restructured the contract of A.J. Hawk this offseason, it became clear they intended to give the two inside linebackers significant roles this season. And it also may have made Desmond Bishop expendable.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Packersnews.com

  2. Time to lay groundwork for the Phillies' future

    There's nothing to suggest Phillies can make the postseason, so it's time to get rid of expendable parts and look to the future.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Philly.com


  1. "There must be a level of discipline imposed on the American troops and change of mentality which seems to think that Iraqi lives are expendable," said Pachachi, a member of parliament.
    on May 31, 2006 By: Adnan Pachachi Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "It tells you everybody is expendable in this business," Foxworth said at the time. "I don't think anybody in this organization will say that we're better off without his personality around. For whatever reasons they felt we'll be better off...
    on Apr 13, 2007 By: Domonique Foxworth Source: USA Today

  3. "I find it very difficult both emotionally and intellectually to deal with this reality that when it comes to the developing world, people - and particularly women - are always seen as expendable," Lewis said. "We'll make all kinds of...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Stephen Lewis Source: Vancouver Sun

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