surplus to requirements

Definition of surplus to requirements

British, formal

  1. :  no longer needed His services had become surplus to requirements.

Word by Word Definitions

surplusplay
  1. :  the amount that remains when use or need is satisfied

    :  an excess of receipts over disbursements

    :  the excess of a corporation's net worth over the par or stated value of its stock

requirementplay requirements
  1. :  something required:

    :  something wanted or needed :  necessity

    :  something essential to the existence or occurrence of something else :  condition


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