Definition of government surplus in English:

government surplus

Line breaks: gov¦ern|ment sur|plus

noun

[mass noun]
  • Unused equipment sold by the government: [as modifier]: government surplus store
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    • Both men had been buying and selling government surplus stock after the second world war and often met at auctions.
    • He bought inexpensive government surplus shell casings and painted them to sell as motor route newspaper tubes.
    • We estimate that the general government surplus is likely to rise to around 6 percent of gross domestic product this year, supported by high oil prices as well as back tax payments.

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