The ongoing administrative expenses of a business which cannot be attributed to any specific business activity, but are still necessary for the business to function. Examples include rent, utilities, and insurance.

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There is too much overhead in the company and not enough profit, so we will have to close the business down.

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If you looked overhead at the right time, you would see the object flying at a really quick pace to some unknown destination.

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The overhead was higher than expected and we could not pinpoint exactly what was causing the discrepancy or inefficiency so we had a meeting.

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