discretionary costs

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discretionary costs UK US noun [plural] (also managed costs) ACCOUNTING
amounts of money that a company spends on something such as advertising or development of new products, that it can reduce temporarily without affecting business: »

Many agree that there won't be another round of job reductions, although the company will continue to chip away at discretionary costs.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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