At one's expense

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Definition

at the public's expense: with a cost or detriment to the public
idiom
at one's own expense at one's own cost, expenditure

at the expense of (someone): to the detriment of, to the cost of (someone)
idiom

Examples

  • "The most common way to become a manager is to be given a promotion, often at the expense of your colleagues who think they deserve the position more than you."

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