Definition of 'non-essential'
Example sentences containing 'non-essential'
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Cut back on all your non-essential items to ensure these things are always taken care of. The Sun (2013)They know their bills are going up and they are cutting back on non-essential consumption. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Clearing up and putting away non-essential personal items is the first step to moving out and moving on. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The "non-essential" amino acids are those present in body proteins but which do not have to be present in the food. The Family Nutrition Workbook (1988)Within seconds the plant was on high alert and all non-essential staff were told to stay away as a search for the potential device began. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Shell has moved non-essential staff from its platforms about four miles from Elgin. The Sun (2012)But non-food sales remained stagnant as people moved to cut out non-essential spending. Times, Sunday Times (2011)So-called non-essential staff at the Carrington training ground have lost of the perk of free toast and porridge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The group is shelving all non-essential spending, cutting waste and the size of its van fleet to save cash. The Sun (2009)The Government said this week that it would cut imports of non-essential items and urged citizens to reduce their spending on luxuries. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Why am I subjecting myself to this non-essential yet invasive procedure? Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Definition of non-essential from the Collins English Dictionary
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