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adjective expendable pronunciation in British English /ɪkˈspendəb(ə)l/
  1. used for describing someone or something that you are willing to get rid of, lose, or allow to be killed because they are no longer useful or necessary

    His manager made it clear to him that he was expendable.

    policies and principles that were deemed expendable in the rush to get elected



used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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