Asked • 08/07/19

Meaning of “someone who can smell an expense account at forty paces”?

What does "the ones who can smell an expense account at forty paces" mean?The sentence comes from this excerpt.>‘Nope. You would have been far too busy looking at the tall blonde girls with the endless legs and the big hair, **the ones who can smell an expense account at forty paces**. And anyway, I wouldn’t have been here. I would have been serving the drinks over there. One of the invisibles.’

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Moire L.

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People on an "expense account" tend to spend very freely because their employer is actually paying for their entertainment, usually while the person is out of town.
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