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the money or other benefits lost when pursuing a particular course of action instead of a mutually-exclusive alternative:
The company cannot afford the opportunity cost attached to policy decisions made by the current CEO.
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the benefit that could have been gained from an alternative use of the same resource
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Tile value for opportunity
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Quotes with opportunity-cost
Greeting people doesn't cost you anything except a roll of your tongue.
Don't let slip an opportunity; it may never come again.
It is hard to contend against one's heart's desire; for whatever it wishes to have it buys at the...