[ UK /ˌə‍ʊvəpˈe‍ɪ/ ]
[ US /ˈoʊvɝˌpeɪ/ ]
  1. pay too much
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How To Use overpay In A Sentence

  • Problems include overpayments, underpayments and incorrect bank account details appearing on payslips.
  • The International Republican Institute, which received $248 million in total between 2004 and 2009 to support governance, political participation and civil society programs in Iraq, made questionable decisions -- such as overpaying for security services from Blackwater, the infamous military contractor, and spending $690,000 on vehicles without approval from the government -- according to a new audit by the Special Inspector General for Iraqi Reconstruction (SIGIR). International Republican Institute's Use Of U.S. Grants Criticized By Watchdog
  • But many companies overpay their taxes because, by the end of the year, they have turned out smaller incomes than expected.
  • People would rather overpay for bonds than underpay for stocks," said David Kelly, who helps oversee $445 billion as chief market strategist for JPMorgan Funds in New York.
  • Voicing various concerns, including claims that Capital was "overpaying" for the shopping centre and transferring control to Peel "while failing to extract a premium for it", the US group's chief executive, David Simon, said the company was "disappointed by the profound value destruction proposed to be inflicted on CSC and its shareholders". The Independent - Frontpage RSS Feed
  • Management has to make sure it does not overpay its staff.
  • But despite the shortage of property for sale, buyers are determined not to overpay. Times, Sunday Times
  • It will not apply to overpayments caused by clerical or other errors. Times, Sunday Times
  • Management has to make sure it does not overpay its staff.
  • Normally, you have to wait at least two annual cycles to see if you are overpaying. Times, Sunday Times
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