Example sentences for: overhead

How can you use “overhead” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • uExpenses are reported on an accrual basis and include an allocation of overhead costs.

  • The Post story, much more colorful than the NYT and LAT front-pagers on the same subject, has the judge comparing the pilots to Mafia extortionists, promising the union that its assets will fit in the "overhead bin of a Piper Cub" after he got through with it, and even pointing out that many of the pilots had learned their trade while in the U.S. armed services.

  • (2) The difference for a year or less between the elements (direct material, direct labor, factory overhead) of standard cost and actual cost.

  • In this case, the "chainsaw" is Al Dunlap, CEO of Sunbeam and the corporate executive who has become legendary for his rapid restructuring of companies seemingly plagued by slow sales, high overhead, and a lagging stock price.

  • To put his money where his mouth is--or, in this case, his mouth where his money is--a Dow scientist recently used an overhead transparency made of the substance for a presentation in front of food manufacturers.


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