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bottom line

noun
     
Related topics: Business Basics
bottom line [singular]
1

the bottom line

used to tell someone what the most important part of a situation is, or what the most important thing to consider is:
In radio you have to keep the listener listening. That's the bottom line.
2BB the profit or the amount of money that a business makes or loses
3 the least amount of money that you are willing to accept in a business deal
bottom-line adjective

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