From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe bottom linethe bottom lineTRUEused to tell someone what the most important part of a situation is, or what the most important thing to consider isIn radio, you have to keep the listener listening. That’s the bottom line. →bottom line
Examples from the Corpus
the bottom line• The bottom line is, he's gone and he's not coming back.• The bottom line is, men don't change very much after marriage.• Most people want to work in a place where they feel valued. That's the bottom line.• Still, the bottom line is that Wisconsin won the game.