be surplus to requirements
- to be no longer needed
Many very experienced workers have been told they are surplus to requirements.
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surplus to requirements — Brit formal : no longer needed His services had become surplus to requirements. • • • Main Entry: ↑surplus … Useful english dictionary
be surplus to requirements — ► if someone or something is surplus to requirements, they are not needed: »The company have said 3,000 managers are surplus to requirements. Main Entry: ↑requirement … Financial and business terms
be surplus to requirements — phrase to be no longer needed Many very experienced workers have been told they are surplus to requirements. Thesaurus: not wanted or neededsynonym Main entry: surplus … Useful english dictionary
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