Meaning of “short-term gain” in the English Dictionary

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"short-term gain" in Business English

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short-term gainnoun [ C or U ]

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FINANCE profit made from selling something a short time after buying it, usually within a year:

an improvement or advantage that lasts for only a short period of time into the future:

Playing off one person against another or undermining colleagues may bring short-term gain, but in the long run everyone turns against these people.

(Definition of “short-term gain” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)