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bottom linenoun [C]

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

the total profit or loss of a company at the end of a particular period of time: How will the rise in interest rates affect our bottom line?
  • bottom line noun [C] (FINAL RESULT)

the final result or the most important consideration 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 British English

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bottom linenoun [S]

uk   /ˌbɒt.əm ˈlaɪn/ us   /ˌbɑː.t̬əm ˈlaɪn/
  • 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.
(Definition of bottom line from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bottom line" in Business English

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bottom linenoun [S]

uk   us  
ACCOUNTING the final line in the accounts of a company or organization, which states its total profit or loss: help/benefit/boost the bottom line Many companies see that becoming more energy efficient, recycling waste, and having a good corporate image can all help the bottom line. hurt/impact on/affect the bottom line When he considers a potential investment, he looks strictly at the bottom line.
sb's bottom line
COMMERCE the final offer someone will accept: Before beginning a negotiation, know your bottom line. They will accept $235,000 for the house, and that's their bottom line.
the bottom line
the most important fact in a situation: The bottom line is we don't have enough health care professionals.
(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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