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English definition of “break even”

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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.
Translations of “break even”
in Chinese (Traditional) 收支平衡, (尤指商業活動)不賺不賠…
in Chinese (Simplified) 收支平衡, (尤指商业活动)不赚不赔…
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