Meaning of “running costs” in the English Dictionary

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"running costs" in British English

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running costsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈrʌn.ɪŋ ˌkɒsts/ us /ˈrʌn.ɪŋ ˌkɑːsts/

the money you need to spend regularly to keep a system or organization working

the money you need to spend in order to keep and use a vehicle

(Definition of “running costs” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)