Definition of Cost cutting

1. Noun. The act of cutting costs.

Generic synonyms: Cut

Definition of Cost cutting

1. Noun. The act of reducing one's spending. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cost Cutting

cost-plus contract
cost-pull inflation
cost a pretty penny
cost accountant
cost accounting
cost allocation
cost analysis
cost and freight
cost avoidance
cost benefit analysis
cost center
cost centers
cost centre
cost centres
cost control
cost cutting (current term)
cost function
cost functions
cost increase
cost ledger
cost objective
cost of capital
cost of illness
cost of living
cost oil
cost overrun
cost per available seat mile
cost price
cost prices
cost savings

Literary usage of Cost cutting

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Accounting Theory and Practice by Roy Bernard Kester (1918)
"Treatment of Cost-Cutting Changes Other kinds of expenditures which cause trouble as to their proper place of record are those incurred for the purpose of ..."

2. Keeping Up with Rising Costs by Wheeler Sammons (1915)
"Operating expenses, including averages and cost-cutting methods, occupy the next three chapters. The first deals with delivery costs ..."

3. Closing the Budget Gap: How Local Governments Generate $30-$40 Billion by Michael Silverstein (1996)
"The special district approach to cost cutting. Nothing is really expensive if someone else foots the bill. And if in the process of getting someone else to ..."

4. The Small Business Innovation Research Program: The First Decade (1993)
"It is reasonable to assume that research needs in the "Superfund" effort might usefully be broken into smaller, cost-cutting efforts. ..."

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