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English definition of “bottom line”

bottom line

noun [C] (FINAL RESULT)   /ˈbɑt̬·əm ˈlɑɪn/
the final result or the most important consideration of a situation , activity , or discussion : The bottom line is that they lost the game .
(Definition of bottom line noun (FINAL RESULT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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