Definition of government surplus in English:

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government surplus

noun

Unused equipment sold by the government.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: gov·ern·ment sur·plus

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