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English definition of “bottom line”

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.
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