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"bottom line" in British English

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bottom linenoun [S]

uk   /ˌbɒt.əm ˈlaɪn/  us   /ˌbɑː.t̬əm ˈlaɪn/
  • bottom line noun [S] (MONEY)

the ​finalline in the ​accounts of a ​company or ​organization, ​stating the ​totalprofit or ​loss that has been made: How will the ​rise in ​interestratesaffectourbottomline?
  • bottom line noun [S] (IMPORTANT FACT)

the bottom line
C2 the most ​importantfact in a ​situation: The ​bottomline is that we need another ten thousand ​dollars to ​complete the ​project.
(Definition of bottom line from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bottom line" in American English

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bottom linenoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɑt̬·əm ˈlɑɪn/
  • bottom line noun [C] (FINANCES)

the ​totalprofit or ​loss of a ​company at the end of a ​particularperiod of ​time: How will the ​rise in ​interestratesaffectour bottom line?
  • bottom line noun [C] (FINAL RESULT)

the ​finalresult or the most ​importantconsideration of a ​situation, ​activity, or ​discussion: The bottom line is that they ​lost the ​game.
(Definition of bottom line from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"bottom line" in Business English

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bottom linenoun [S]

uk   us  
ACCOUNTING the ​finalline in the ​accounts of a ​company or ​organization, which ​states its ​totalprofit or ​loss: help/benefit/boost the bottom line Many ​companies see that becoming more ​energyefficient, ​recyclingwaste, and having a good ​corporateimage can all ​help the ​bottomline. hurt/​impact on/affect the ​bottomline When he considers a ​potentialinvestment, he looks strictly at the ​bottomline.
sb's bottom line
COMMERCE the ​finaloffer someone will ​accept: Before beginning a ​negotiation, know your ​bottomline. They will ​accept $235,000 for the ​house, and that's their ​bottomline.
the bottom line
the most important fact in a ​situation: The ​bottomline is we don't have enough ​healthcareprofessionals.
(Definition of bottom line from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “bottom line”
in Chinese (Simplified) 钱, 损益表底线, 盈亏一览结算线…
in Chinese (Traditional) 錢, 損益表底線, 盈虧一覽結算線…
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“bottom line” in British English

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“bottom line” in Business English

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