under budget

idiom

: involving less money than had been planned for
The project was completed on schedule and under budget.

Examples of under budget in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Construction had otherwise finished on-track and just under budget, CCPS construction supervisor James Marks told the school board in December. Thomas Goodwin Smith, Baltimore Sun, 7 May 2024 That helped the purple team easily come in under budget, but on the green team, Laura’s multitude of dessert ingredients like milk and alcohol pushed their bill way over the $1,000 limit. Rachel Bernhard, Journal Sentinel, 17 Apr. 2024 Flatiron Manson earned $25 million more by completing the bridge under budget, ahead of schedule and at record quality and safety levels. Kate Vitasek, Forbes, 29 Mar. 2024 Last year, the department was more than $12 million under budget. Jeremy Kohler, ProPublica, 20 Feb. 2024 Smooth, hydrated skin, a closer shave than ever, and a scent that transports you to a scenic spa — all while staying under budget? Alyssa Brascia, Peoplemag, 16 Feb. 2024 Loki season two came in under budget and on time: production budget, VFX budget, all of those things. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Oct. 2023 The renovation was finished on time and...yes, under budget. Kelsey Mulvey, House Beautiful, 17 Aug. 2023 Because the bid for the contract came in under budget, the athletic department had enough money left over to upgrade the video boards for the baseball, softball, field hockey and soccer sites, plus Cliff Keen Arena (which hosts volleyball, wrestling and men's gymnastics). Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 3 Aug. 2023

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“Under budget.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/under%20budget. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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