over budget


: beyond the amount of money than had been planned for
The director always goes over budget on his films.

Examples of over budget in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That follows years of delays and costs running $1 billion over budget. Mackenzie McCarty, The Christian Science Monitor, 31 May 2024 Already years behind schedule and more than $1 billion over budget, the Starliner's road to launch has been surprisingly rocky, with multiple problems leading up to its first Crew Flight Test, which is now slipping nearly a month beyond its May 6 target. William Harwood, CBS News, 22 May 2024 While the project comes in over budget, it could also be completed faster than originally anticipated. Kate Talerico, The Mercury News, 8 Mar. 2024 Even in California’s Central Valley, there are reports of growing enthusiasm that what has been an ill-fated, wildly over budget high-speed rail project might actually come to fruition in six years. Michael Smolens, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Feb. 2024 Proposals for the extension came in roughly 35% over budget, The Star has learned, which set off a scramble over the summer to find more money and look for ways to cut costs. Mike Hendricks, Kansas City Star, 30 Mar. 2024 The Vogtle Unit 3 reactor in Georgia finally started operating last year, no less than $17 billion over budget after seven years of delays. Justine Calma, The Verge, 22 Mar. 2024 With more stage room to work with than their previous, 2022 tour, the ideas for the stage design are next level… and just a tad bit over budget. Thania Garcia, Variety, 11 Mar. 2024 Whoosh was more than $1 billion over budget, and four years late, on its first $7.2 billion segment. Joe Mathews, The Mercury News, 16 Mar. 2024

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“Over budget.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/over%20budget. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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