soft cost Meaning in Cambridge Business English Dictionary
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Meaning of "soft cost" - Business English Dictionary

soft cost

noun [C, usually plural]
 
 
ACCOUNTING money that is spent on labour, services, transport, etc. rather than on physical equipment: Moving the building would have required scrapping several million dollars in architectural fees and other soft costs. →  Compare hard cost
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