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be surplus to requirements

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe surplus to requirementsbe surplus to requirementsBritish English formalNEED# to be no longer necessary He found out he was surplus to requirements in London and left. surplus
Examples from the Corpus
be surplus to requirementsIt may be some time yet before Mansell's services are surplus to requirements.It was very pale and had no expression, as though expressions were surplus to requirements.Most housing developers believe about 30,000 of these are surplus to requirements.So now you have a new baby, your 15-year-old is surplus to requirements.The social services department says the three homes are surplus to requirements.
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