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cost British & World English

(Of an object or action) require the payment of (a specified sum of money) before it can be acquired or done

cost English Thesaurus

there was a row over the cost of the equipment

cost–benefit British & World English

Relating to or denoting a process that assesses the relation between the cost of an undertaking and the value of the resulting benefits

cost in cost British & World English

(Of an object or action) require the payment of (a specified sum of money) before it can be acquired or done

costed in cost British & World English

Estimate the price of

at cost British & World English

At cost price; without profit to the seller

cost-plus British & World English

Relating to or denoting a method of pricing a service or product in which a fixed profit factor is added to the costs

cost-push British & World English

Relating to or denoting inflation caused by increased labour or raw material costs

high-cost British & World English

Relatively expensive

low-cost British & World English

Relatively inexpensive; cheap

user cost British & World English

The cost incurred from using a fixed capital asset such as machinery or raw materials, equivalent to the loss in the asset’s value due to its use

cost centre British & World English

A part of an organization to which costs may be charged for accounting purposes

cost price British & World English

The price at which goods are or have been bought by a merchant or retailer

cost saving British & World English

A reduction in expenses, especially in business

factor cost British & World English

The cost of an item of goods or a service in terms of the various factors which have played a part in its production or availability, and exclusive of tax costs

first cost British & World English

Another term for prime cost.

prime cost British & World English

The direct cost of a commodity in terms of the materials and labour involved in its production, excluding fixed costs

cost-cutting British & World English

The reduction of costs, especially in a business

marginal cost British & World English

The cost added by producing one additional unit of a product or service

standard cost British & World English

The estimated cost of a process, resource, or item used in a manufacturing enterprise, entered in an account and compared with the actual cost so that anomalies are readily detectable

variable cost British & World English

A cost that varies with the level of output

to someone's cost British & World English

With loss or disadvantage to someone

cost accounting British & World English

The recording of all the costs incurred in a business in a way that can be used to improve its management

cost-effective British & World English

Effective or productive in relation to its cost

cost-efficient British & World English

Another term for cost-effective.

cost-of-carry British & World English

The difference between the cost and the financial benefit of holding a particular asset for a specified period

cost of living British & World English

The level of prices relating to a range of everyday items

count the cost British & World English

Experience the adverse consequences of something, typically a foolish action

opportunity cost British & World English

The loss of other alternatives when one alternative is chosen

cost someone dear British & World English

Involve someone in a serious loss or a heavy penalty

cost-of-living index British & World English

Another term for retail price index.

current cost accounting British & World English

A method of accounting in which assets are valued on the basis of their current replacement cost, and increases in their value as a result of inflation are excluded from calculations of profit

a bomb in bomb British & World English

A large sum of money

at all costs British & World English

Regardless of the price to be paid or the effort needed

a mint in mint2 British & World English

A large sum of money

cost an arm and a leg British & World English

Be extremely expensive

packet British & World English

A large sum of money

at cost in cost British & World English

At cost price; without profit to the seller

to someone's cost in cost British & World English

With loss or disadvantage to someone

the earth British & World English

A very large amount

cut British & World English

Reduce the amount or quantity of

oncost British & World English

An overhead expense

at all costs in cost British & World English

Regardless of the price to be paid or the effort needed

cost someone dear in cost British & World English

Involve someone in a serious loss or a heavy penalty

count the cost in count1 British & World English

Experience the adverse consequences of something, typically a foolish action

the earth in earth British & World English

A very large amount


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