To open the budget

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To open the budget to lay before a legislative body the financial estimates and plans of the executive government.
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Usage

In literature:

I can't tell you all about it now, for there's Matilda, I see, in the park, and I must go and open my budget to her.
"Agnes Grey" by Anne Bronte
While Lady Arabella opened her budget the squire sat quite silent, listening to her with apparent respect.
"Doctor Thorne" by Anthony Trollope
The chancellor of the exchequer thus was said to "open his budget" when he made his annual statement.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 3" by Various
When they spy the enemy, and the attack is to be made, the war-budget is opened.
"The Adventures of Daniel Boone: the Kentucky rifleman" by Uncle Philip
It was not long before the Major reappeared with his budget, which he duly opened to the Lieutenant-Colonel.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
And the Budget, though open to very little remark, does not do much to raise them.
"Letters of Lord Acton" by Lord Acton
That evening at dinner, Villars, who had run up to town for the day, and found time for a gossip at the Club, proceeded to open his budget.
"Kentucky in American Letters, v. 2 of 2" by John Wilson Townsend
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In news:

So I opened my copy of the 988-page budget, grabbed a red pencil, and went to work.
The meeting is open to the public, and copies of the budget can be viewed at City Hall.
With a boost to the budget and new corporate sponsorships, Whistler Blackcomb is preparing for its Saturday opening — five days earlier than scheduled — with a release of some of the newest features in its terrain park.
President Barack Obama said Sunday he is open to any positive thoughts over the ongoing budget negotiations, whether they come from prayer or vibes.
With a multibillion dollar capital budget at its disposal, Walmart has the means to open smaller format stores at a rapid rate.
Charleston Area Medical Center will be reducing jobs, leaving open positions unfilled and cutting hours and overtime to trim $15 million from its budget by the end of 2011.
Added to the consideration at the opening budget session Tuesday, was a proposal for a dedicated entry-level alcohol court.
Nathan Deal pledged Wednesday to keep the Georgia Archives open, buoying the hopes of archives supporters still stunned by an announcement last week to sharply curtail public access because of budget cuts.
Post Master General and US Postal Service CEO Patrick Donahoe announces a new plan to keep the nation's smallest post office s open despite ongoing budget troubles.
Post Master General and US Postal Service CEO Patrick Donahoe announces a new plan to keep the nation's smallest post offices open despite ongoing budget troubles.
Donahoe wasn't specific about how soon he would like to reduce service but said he thinks Congress, struggling with the federal budget, will be more open to the idea now.
The 2013 preliminary budget is now open to the public online and at the township building.
Due to budget constraints, however, the Cincinnati Recreation Commission (CRC) decided not to open a few city pools this summer, including the pool in the soon-to-be- renovated Washington Park.
(AP) — Buckling to the budget-conscious, the Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota has opened a hot dog and hamburger shop.
On the opening day of the 82nd state legislative session, Senator Robert Duncan, R-Lubbock, discusses the multi-billion dollar budget gap, why the school finance system needs to be changed and Medicaid.
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In science:

The SERNWIETE pro ject exploits further the new integration possibilities opened up by the CMOS pixel sensor technology to reach smaller material budget per layer (below 0.2 % X0 ) and cover non-planar surfaces.
Development of Single- and Double-sided Ladders for the ILD Vertex Detectors
However, while the project dealt with the open audit point and made some progress on a general approach to the EUCA issue, the problem of ownership (and hence of budgeting) meant that the project ended prematurely.
Controlling End User Computing Applications - a case study
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