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- 1.1Use up (profits, resources, or time)‘sales were hard hit by high interest rates eating into disposable income’
- ‘The fear was that higher interest rates will eat into corporate earnings, slash investment spending and lead to job losses.’
- ‘Much more hope was placed in diminishing the burdens on production which ate into profits.’
- ‘Of course, charges and inflation are both eating into the profit.’
- ‘That cuts to the heart of Hollywood's distribution system and eats into studio profits, even as it simultaneously creates new revenue opportunities.’
- ‘But to suspend the wires above the ceiling would cost £10,000 per bed, a cost which would eat into already stretched resources.’
- ‘Lending will expand at a faster rate because the lower interest rates are eating into banks' revenues from government bonds.’
- ‘But it is still uncertain how much of the bigger tab companies will be able to pass through to consumers, and how sharply the costs will eat into profit margins.’
- ‘Bankers have previously warned that raising the reserve requirement would eat into bank profit margins and raise the cost of funds and hence increase the interest rate charged to borrowers.’
- ‘Transaction costs on small trades can eat into your profits.’
- ‘Oil has jumped nearly 60 percent so far this year, stoking concerns that higher energy costs will eat into corporate profits and curb consumer spending.’
- 1.1Use up (profits, resources, or time)
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