The overheads of a business are its regular and essential expenses, such as salaries, rent, electricity, and telephone bills.

We are having to cut our costs to reduce overheads and remain competitive.

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  • overheads — UK US /ˈəʊvəhedz/ noun [plural] UK (US overhead [C or U]) ► ACCOUNTING, FINANCE the regular and necessary costs, such as rent and heating, that are involved in operating a business: cut/reduce/slash overheads »The combined company aims to reduce… …   Financial and business terms

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  • overheads — / əυvəhedz/ plural noun the costs of the day to day running of a business ● The sales revenue covers the manufacturing costs but not the overheads. (NOTE: American English is usually overhead.) ▪▪▪ ‘…it ties up less capital in inventory and with… …   Marketing dictionary in english

  • overheads — / əυvəhedz/ plural noun the indirect costs of the day to day running of a business, i.e. not money spent of producing goods, but money spent on such things as renting or maintaining buildings and machinery ● The sales revenue covers the… …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Overheads — Накладные расходы …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • overheads — plural noun Syn: running costs, operating costs, fixed costs, expenses …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • overheads */ — UK [ˈəʊvə(r)ˌhedz] / US [ˈoʊvərˌhedz] noun [plural] business money that you pay regularly as the costs of operating a business or organization …   English dictionary

  • overheads — [ˈəʊvəˌhedz] noun [plural] money that you pay regularly as the costs of operating a business or organization …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • overheads — n running costs, outgoings, operating costs, regular costs, fixed costs, expenses, expenditure, burden, oncost(s) FORMAL disbursement ≠ income, profit …   Useful english dictionary

  • Накладные/косвенные расходы — OVERHEADS OR INDIRECT COSTS (GB) Раходы, которые непосредственно не связаны с производством и сбытом товаров. Накладные расходы включают в себя затраты на энергоснабжение, амортизацию, содержание, эксплуатацию и текущий ремонт зданий, сооружений… …   Словарь-справочник по экономике

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