surplus to requirements

idiom

British, formal
: no longer needed
His services had become surplus to requirements.

Examples of surplus to requirements in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For other users, the market functionality is largely surplus to requirements. Will Henshall, TIME, 14 Feb. 2024 Their players are, of course, among the best in the world, prodigiously gifted, high-specification athletes, but they can be broadly sorted into two categories: those already deemed surplus to requirements by the new elite, and those who dream one day of making it there. Rory Smith, New York Times, 10 May 2023 With Barca swimming in debts last summer and struggling to raise funds to make new signings, this made De Jong surplus to requirements and available for prospective buyers as the club's only realistically sellable and high-value asset. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 Their players are, of course, among the best in the world, prodigiously gifted, high-specification athletes, but they can be broadly sorted into two categories: those already deemed surplus to requirements by the new elite, and those who dream one day of making it there. Rory Smith, New York Times, 10 May 2023 Once Ronaldo joined two years later, Higuain was surplus to requirements. Emmet Gates, Forbes, 27 Jan. 2022 With Barca swimming in debts last summer and struggling to raise funds to make new signings, this made De Jong surplus to requirements and available for prospective buyers as the club's only realistically sellable and high-value asset. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 20 Apr. 2023 However, the Jaguars signed linebacker Joe Schobert this off-season, so Hicks would be surplus to requirements. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 10 Aug. 2021 That is the obvious inference from the upheaval in retailing that is leaving shopping malls and high streets, and millions of low-income jobs, surplus to requirements, yet panders to the consumer’s craving for convenience. The Economist, 13 Mar. 2021

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“Surplus to requirements.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surplus%20to%20requirements. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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