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English definition of “outsized”

outsized

adjective
 
 
/ˈaʊtsaɪzd/ (also outsize)
(abbreviation OS, O/S) COMMERCE outsized clothing is larger than the usual size: outsized trousers/shoes
outsized profits, payments, etc. are extremely large and are considered too large by many people: Companies can't just ramp up their production capacity and expect to earn outsized profits. They gained praise from institutions in their acquisition funds after generating outsized returns by well-timed sales of companies they control.
(Definition of outsized from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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