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red inknoun [U]

uk   us   informal
a ​situation in which a ​company is ​losing a lot of ​money: The ​line between ​profitability and ​redink in a ​bookstore is so ​thin that ​even the little decisions are important.bleed/leak/spill red ink The ​parentcompany has been ​falling apart for several months, ​bleedingredink, and ​losingclients.the flow/tide/sea of red ink The ​boom a decade ago has now given way to a sea of ​redink.
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