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"break even" in British English

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break even

C1 to have no profit or loss at the end of a business activity: After paying for our travel costs, we barely (= only just) broke even.
(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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