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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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takingstak‧ings /ˈteɪkɪŋz/ noun [plural]  BBTthe money that a business, shop etc gets from selling its goods over a particular period of timethe day’s/week’s etc takings He counted the night’s takings.bar/box-office etc takings Cinema box-office takings in 2001 were £600m.see thesaurus at profit
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takingsDry manager Leroy Richardson was frogmarched to a safe containing the weekend's takings.You were after the takings, weren't you?Checking the takings late at night is no substitute for a proper budgetary control system.They front the firm and hand over half the takings to the police, otherwise they get visits from gun-toting goons.A percentage of the takings is usually allocated to advertising: this is the advertising budget.In it they found and pocketed several thousand pounds, the takings of the bingo hall, then left.The takings from calls were less than £25,000.The profits grew and the bank manager began to smile at Carrie whenever she paid in the weekly takings.bar/box-office etc takingsEverything was down, subscriptions and bar takings, caddie and green fees.Last season £18,000 in bar takings were found to be missing but no culprit was ever found.And if there are no bar takings then there will be no future performances.But the real reason the bar takings.
From Longman Business Dictionarytakingstak‧ings /ˈteɪkɪŋz/ noun [plural]ACCOUNTINGFINANCE the money that a business such as a shop or bank gets from selling its goods or services in a particular period of timeThis shop’s takings are down by half, compared to this time last year.
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