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budget Idioms & Phrases


balanced budget

  • noun a budget is balanced when current expenditures are equal to receipts
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budget cut

  • noun the act of reducing budgeted expenditures
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budget deficit

  • noun an excess of expenditures over revenues
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budget for

  • verb calculate enough money for; provide for in the budget
    • I have not budgeted for these expensive meals
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budget items

  • noun the expense of maintaining property (e.g., paying property taxes and utilities and insurance); it does not include depreciation or the cost of financing or income taxes
    operating cost; overhead; operating expense.
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fuss-budget

  • noun thinks about unfortunate things that might happen
    worrier; worrywart; fusspot.
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low-budget

  • adjective satellite made on or suited to a limited budget
    • a low-budget movie
    • a low-budget menu
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office of management and budget

  • noun the executive agency that advises the President on the federal budget
    OMB.
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operating budget

  • noun a budget for current expenses as distinct from financial transactions or permanent improvements
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To open the budget

  • to lay before a legislative body the financial estimates and plans of the executive government.
Webster 1913

"Rowling never met an adverb she didn't like."

-Stephen King on J.K Rowling's excessive use of adverbs.

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