costs


costs
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costs [plural] (also legal costs)
LAW the money that helps pay for the lawyers and the court in a legal case, usually paid by the person or organization that has lost the case: »

They were fined $50,000 and ordered to pay $10,000 in costs.

See also ACCRUED COST(Cf. ↑accrued cost), ACQUISITION COST(Cf. ↑acquisition cost), BID COSTS(Cf. ↑bid costs), CARRYING COST(Cf. ↑carrying cost), CONVERSION COST(Cf. ↑conversion cost), CURRENT COST(Cf. current cost), CUSTOMER ACQUISITION COST(Cf. ↑customer acquisition cost), DEPRECIATED COST(Cf. ↑depreciated cost), DIRECT COST(Cf. ↑direct cost), DISCRETIONARY COSTS(Cf. ↑discretionary costs), ECONOMIC COST(Cf. ↑economic cost), EMPLOYMENT COSTS(Cf. ↑employment costs), FACTOR COST(Cf. ↑factor cost), FACTORY COST(Cf. ↑factory cost), FIRST COST(Cf. ↑first cost), FIXED COST(Cf. ↑fixed cost), HARD COST(Cf. ↑hard cost), HIGH-COST(Cf. ↑high-cost), HISTORIC COST(Cf. ↑historic cost), HOLDING COST(Cf. ↑holding cost), INCREMENTAL COST(Cf. ↑incremental cost), INDIRECT COST(Cf. ↑indirect cost), COST PRICE(Cf. ↑cost price), LIFE CYCLE COST(Cf. ↑life cycle cost), LOW-COST(Cf. ↑low-cost), MARGINAL COST(Cf. ↑marginal cost), COST PRICE(Cf. ↑cost price), OPERATING COST(Cf. ↑operating cost), OPPORTUNITY COST(Cf. ↑opportunity cost), OVERHEAD COST(Cf. ↑overhead cost), PRIME COST(Cf. ↑prime cost), REAL COST(Cf. ↑real cost), REPLACEMENT COST(Cf. ↑replacement cost), RESTRUCTURING COST(Cf. ↑restructuring cost), RUNNING COST(Cf. ↑running cost), SELLING COST(Cf. ↑selling cost), SET-UP COST(Cf. ↑set-up cost), SOCIAL COST(Cf. ↑social cost), SOFT COST(Cf. ↑soft cost), STANDARD COST(Cf. ↑standard cost), STANDBY COST(Cf. ↑standby cost), START-UP COST(Cf. ↑start-up cost), SUNK COST(Cf. ↑sunk cost), SWITCHING COST(Cf. ↑switching cost), TRANSACTION COST(Cf. ↑transaction cost), UNIT COST(Cf. ↑unit cost), VARIABLE COST(Cf. ↑variable cost)
Main Entry: cost
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costs [plural]
money that a company or organization has to spend regularly: »

Company legislation deals with key issues such as costs, advertising, and promotional spend.

the costs of (doing) sth »

Small companies find it hard to bear the costs of promotion and distribution.

cut/reduce/rein in costs »

There was a drive to cut costs by using fewer suppliers.

high/rising/escalating costs »

Escalating costs have adversely affected profits.

increase/rise in costs »

Technological advances have sparked most of the rise in costs, industry analysts claimed.

reduction in costs »

A reduction in costs should help boost end-of-year figures.

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administrative/labour/production costs

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energy/fuel costs

additional/actual/extra costs »

The OFT said yesterday that credit card providers could only charge for the actual costs of processing late payments.

incur costs »

Adequate compensation should be provided for any costs incurred.

cover/recover/recoup costs »

Because private farmers can't recoup their costs, they are cutting production.

costs rise/go up/increase »

Staff costs have risen by 20% in the past two years.

costs come/go down »

Alternative energy sources will become more widely used as costs come down.

Main Entry: cost

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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