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bottom line

noun [S] uk   us  

bottom line noun [S] (MONEY)

the final line in the accounts of a company or organization, stating the total profit or loss that has been made: How will the rise in interest rates affect our bottom line?

bottom line noun [S] (IMPORTANT FACT)

the bottom line C2 the most important fact in a situation: The bottom line is that we need another ten thousand dollars to complete the project.
Translations of “bottom line”
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 損益表底線, 盈虧一覽結算線…
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 损益表底线, 盈亏一览结算线…
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