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disposable income

the part of a person's income remaining after deducting personal income taxes.
(in national income accounting) the total disposable income of all consumers.
Origin of disposable income
1945-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Still, you need some disposable income, or you must be so indispensable to your employers that they will pay for it.
  • Obsessed sci-fi fans with disposable income and a lust for metallic action figures of their own design can rest easy.
  • It's not that they're wallowing in money, but they certainly have enough disposable income to support their eccentricities.
  • Low- and middle-income consumers, however, do not have as much extra disposable income to increase their spending.
  • Perhaps a small bump in disposable income helped during the month.
  • Gains in disposable income are key for sustainable growth in demand, but they're also a salient political indicator.
  • As long as there is grime and disposable income there will be customers-no sweat.
  • These are kids with enough disposable income and not too much parental dominance.
  • We've put our kids through school and now have more disposable income than our grandchildren.
  • None of my disposable income goes to baseball or any of their advertisers.
British Dictionary definitions for disposable income

disposable income

the money a person has available to spend after paying taxes, pension contributions, etc
the total amount of money that the individuals in a community, country, etc, have available to buy consumer goods
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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