tail cost
 n.— «That was not counting so-called tail costs, such as caring for veterans and replacing lost equipment, which the Iraq Study Group said “will run into the hundreds of billions of dollars.”» —“The Iraq war has cost each of us $1,333—so far” by Bill Glauber Journal-Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) Feb. 6, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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