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hard costnoun [C, usually plural]

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FINANCE moneypaid for ​buildingsupplies and the ​work involved in ​building: By far the largest ​portion of the ​expenses in a ​constructionproject are the hard ​costs of the ​actualconstruction.
ACCOUNTING the ​money that a ​companypays for a hard ​asset such as a ​building, ​equipment, or the ​products it ​sells
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