make allowance(s) for something

make allowance(s) for something
make allowance(s) for sth idiom
to consider sth, for example when you are making a decision or planning sth

The budget made allowance for inflation.

The plan makes no allowance for people working at different rates.

Main entry:allowanceidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • allowance — al|low|ance W3S2 [əˈlauəns] n 1.) [C usually singular] an amount of money that you are given regularly or for a special purpose a monthly/annual etc allowance ▪ His father gives him a monthly allowance of £200. allowance for ▪ Do you get an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • allowance */*/ — UK [əˈlaʊəns] / US noun [countable] Word forms allowance : singular allowance plural allowances 1) a) an amount of money that someone receives regularly, in order to pay for the things they need She receives a monthly allowance of £500. a… …   English dictionary

  • allowance — al|low|ance [ ə lauəns ] noun count ** 1. ) an amount of money that parents give a child regularly: I had to pay for the broken window out of my allowance. a ) an amount of money that someone receives regularly, in order to pay for the things… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • allowance — noun 1》 the amount of something allowed.     ↘Brit. an amount of money that can be earned or received free of tax.     ↘Horse Racing a deduction in the weight that a horse is required to carry in a race. 2》 a sum of money paid regularly to a… …   English new terms dictionary

  • allowance — [ə lou′əns] n. 1. the act of allowing, permitting, admitting, etc. [the allowance of a claim] 2. something allowed as a share; specif., an amount of money, food, etc. given regularly to a child, dependent, etc. or to military personnel for a… …   English World dictionary

  • allowance — [[t]əla͟ʊəns[/t]] allowances 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of amount An allowance is money that is given to someone, usually on a regular basis, in order to help them pay for the things that they need. He lives on a single parent s allowance… …   English dictionary

  • allowance — al‧low‧ance [əˈlaʊəns] noun 1. [countable] an amount of money that someone is given regularly or for a special reason: • She earns a package worth $1 million, including a $15,000 clothing allowance. ˌcost of ˈliving alˌlowance [countable] HUMAN… …   Financial and business terms

  • allowance — ► NOUN 1) the amount of something allowed. 2) a sum of money paid regularly to a person. 3) an amount of money that can be earned or received free of tax. ● make allowances for Cf. ↑make allowances for …   English terms dictionary

  • allowance — noun (C) 1 an amount of money that you are given regularly or for a special reason: His father gave him an allowance of $1000 a year. | travel/clothing/housing allowance etc (=money given officially to spend on travel etc): Jo s salary includes a …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • allowance — [əˈlaʊəns] noun [C] 1) an amount of money that someone receives regularly to pay for things that they need a housing/clothing allowance[/ex] 2) an amount of something that you are officially allowed Your baggage allowance is 30 kilos.[/ex] • make …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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