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Meaning of “break even” in the English Dictionary

"break even" in British English

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break even

C1 to have no ​profit or ​loss at the end of a ​businessactivity: After ​paying for ​ourtravelcosts, we barely (= only just)brokeeven.
(Definition of break even from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"break even" in American English

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break even

to ​earn enough ​money to ​pay for ​expenses, without any ​profit: We’d have to ​sell 2000 ​copies of the ​book to break ​even.
(Definition of break even from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “break even”
in Chinese (Simplified) 收支平衡, (尤指商业活动)不赚不赔…
in Chinese (Traditional) 收支平衡, (尤指商業活動)不賺不賠…
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