operating expense

Definition

An expense arising in the normal course of running a business, such as an office electricity bill.

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When the accountant listed all of the bills for the office upkeep, she added it to the Operating Expense column of her budget.

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After calculating the Operating Expense of his new office, the business owner knew that he had to make more money or close his doors

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Even though my profit margin was high, the operating expenses of the company, such as rent, utlilities, and office expenses were causing the company to show a net loss.

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