cost overrun

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Noun1.cost overrun - excess of cost over budget; "the cost overrun necessitated an additional allocation of funds in the budget"
cost - the total spent for goods or services including money and time and labor
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Cost overuns and other difficulties meant that these came back and bit us in very nasty way.
As Fred Brooks, manager of IBM's ill-fated OS/360 project, which suffered from extensive delays and cost overuns, wrote in 1982 about a much more stable computing environment, "In most projects, the first system built is barely usable.
Fitch's rating action is based on Riggs' recent announcement of charges related to a variety of items, including technology related contract cost overuns, impairment charges related to capitalized technology costs and other restructuring charges.