Definition of "overheads" [overheads]

  • Business expenses, such as rent, that are not directly attributable to any department or product and can therefore be assigned only arbitrarily
  • Plural form of overhead. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "overheads" in a sentence
  • "I want to put in overheads in all the bedrooms, but we're waiting until the old house sells."
  • "Indirect costs are sometimes called overheads or expenses."
  • "Huge budget deficits were left, not only for economically 'rogue' countries like Greece, but also ones formerly proud of their prudence, such as the U.K. Once they have been packed on, long-term overheads cannot easily be shrugged off."
  • "Leeds, of all clubs, is actually a positive example for Portsmouth as they have managed to reduce long term overheads and operate well as League One rather than Premier League club."
  • "Lastly, there are the long term overheads of video in the enterprise."