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overheads

(ˈəʊvəˌhɛdz)
pl n
(Accounting & Book-keeping) business expenses, such as rent, that are not directly attributable to any department or product and can therefore be assigned only arbitrarily. Also called: burden, fixed costs, indirect costs or oncost Compare prime cost
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overheads

plural noun running costs, expenses, outgoings, operating costs, oncosts We have to cut costs in order to reduce overheads.
Translations
režijní náklady
generalomkostninger
kiinteät kustannukset
frais générauxproduits de tête
režije
諸経費
경상비
omkostnader
ค่าใช้จ่ายในการดำเนินธุรกิจ
chi phí hành chính

overheads

[ˈəʊvərhɛdz] npl (British)frais mpl généraux

overheads

pl (Brit) → allgemeine Unkosten pl; company overheadsallgemeine Geschäftskosten or Betriebs(un)kosten pl

overheads

[ˈəʊvəˌhɛdz] npl (Brit) → costi mpl di gestione

overheads

مَصَارِيفٌ عَامَةٌ režijní náklady generalomkostninger allgemeine Unkosten γενικά έξοδα gastos indirectos kiinteät kustannukset frais généraux režije spese generali 諸経費 경상비 vaste bedrijfskosten faste utgifter koszty ogólne despesas gerais накладные расходы omkostnader ค่าใช้จ่ายในการดำเนินธุรกิจ işletme masrafları chi phí hành chính 经费
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Damon, who blessed everything in sight from the gasoline in the automobile to the blue sky overhead, started for the station.
Overhead the sky was that indescribable blue of autumn; bright and shadowless, hard as enamel.
If you pry it up, so as to get it overhead, and expose its rows of teeth, it seems a terrific portcullis; and such, alas
All right," said the other, and went up through the trapdoor; and I heard him step across the floor overhead and put down the hay.
At last, when daylight began to come through the thick leaves overhead, they heard Queen Ermintrude saying in a very tired voice that it was no use looking any more--that they might as well go back and get some sleep.
The sun might blaze overhead, the air be without a breath, the surface smooth and blue, but still these great rollers would be running along all the external coast, thundering and thundering by day and night; and I scarce believe there is one spot in the island where a man would be out of earshot of their noise.
The court was very cool and a little damp, and full of premature twilight, although the sky, high up overhead, was still bright with sunset.
Then just overhead came a sound like an iron bedstead being knocked about, and the low angry growling of some large animal.
Overhead it was a deep Indian red and starless, and south-eastward it grew brighter to a glowing scarlet where, cut by the horizon, lay the huge hull of the sun, red and motionless.
This smoke (or flame, perhaps, would be the better word for it) was so bright that the deep blue sky overhead and the hazy stretches of brown common towards Chertsey, set with black pine trees, seemed to darken abruptly as these puffs arose, and to remain the darker after their dispersal.
Only the lonely fox is red, Black but the crow-flight overhead.
It generally happened in this way: Night, clouds racing overhead, wind howling, royals set, and the ship rushing on in the dark, an immense white sheet of foam level with the lee rail.