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overhead

noun (COSTS)    /ˈəʊ.və.hed/ US  /ˈoʊ.vɚ-/
overheads [plural] UK (US overhead [C]) the regular and necessary costs, such as rent and heating, that are involved in operating a business: We need to reduce our overheads. Many businesses are moving out of New York because the overhead there is so high.Costs and expenses
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