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bottom line

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Business basics
bottom lineˌbottom ˈline noun [singular]  1 the bottom line2 BBthe profit or the amount of money that a business makes or loses3 the least amount of money that you are willing to accept in a business dealbottom-line adjective
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bottom lineHe figured the currency hedge cost Tomkins 4 million pounds on its bottom line in the first half.The new mercenaries are independent firms with their own bottom line.What keeps the propliners of the world still going as viable business propositions is an item known as the bottom line.The bottom line for city officials: Be kind to your current employers.The bottom line is, there is no stake in anyone legitimizing campaign financing.The are leaving your firms as a result and that is affecting your bottom line.
From Longman Business Dictionarybottom lineˌbottom ˈline noun [countable] informal1the figure showing a company’s total profit or lossThe company’s bottom line showed a net profit of 173 million euros.Cost-cutting moves under way at the banks should help bottom lines.2the end result of something or the most important point about somethingAccounting doesn’t change how much money you bring in; the bottom line is that their movies didn’t do well.
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