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English definition of “bottom line”

bottom line

noun [C]  /ˈbɑt̬·əm ˈlɑɪn/ us  

bottom line noun [C] (FINANCES)

the total profit or loss of a company at the end of a particular period of time: How will the rise in interest rates affect our bottom line?

bottom line noun [C] (FINAL RESULT)

the final result or the most important consideration of a situation, activity, or discussion: The bottom line is that they lost the game.
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