Definition of 'outlay'
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When they win, litigation funders make three or four times their initial outlay. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But this is a difficult argument because although the initial outlay for the software is obviously less, other factors need to be considered. Computing (2010)Investment is a short-term financial outlay in pursuit of a longer-term financial return. Times, Sunday Times (2016)This huge outlay is the highest on record in the drugs sector. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Case numbers will plummet as claimants avoid financial outlay or risk. Times, Sunday Times (2011)My biggest outlay has been on property. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It means you can enjoy the benefits at a greatly reduced initial outlay plus lower monthly repayments. The Sun (2012)It allows people to manage their costs better and to manage unpredictable demand without capital outlay. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Initial outlay for dog owners could be quite sizeable. Superdog! Action plans that work for a happy and well-behaved pet (1990)But it requires a large capital outlay and a continuing commitment in time and effort. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Any outright purchase would require the biggest outlay for a single horse in the history of the sport. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Remember too that with the capital outlay it will probably be some time before the company comes into profit. Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)The total outlay could top $20 billion once outside investors are included. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But English club rugby is an arena for fierce commitment and yet also financial outlay. Times, Sunday Times (2007)That means a total outlay of just over 100m on fees and wages. The Sun (2013)Their biggest outlay in the summer on a player was 6 million. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As a result, not all improvements will recoup the initial outlay. Times, Sunday Times (2013)That means that homeowners would have to wait for more than 20 years to recoup the financial outlay. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A new hub means a massive outlay of public money when we're quite short of the stuff. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The huge outlay includes vets' bills, food and kennels. The Sun (2006)Something, anyway, that requires a considerable amount of thought and planning and the outlay of vast amounts of money for all parents. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'outlay'
British English: outlay NOUN
Outlay is the amount of money that you have to spend in order to buy something or start a project.
Apart from the capital outlay of buying the machine, dishwashers can actually save you money.
Definition of outlay from the Collins English Dictionary
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