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paper profit

noun [C or U] uk   us  
a profit that is shown in financial records but has not yet been made by a company, especially because it is waiting for payments it is owed: The company made a paper profit last year, but they still got rid of six employees.
Translations of “paper profit”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尚未實現的)帳面利潤, 假想利潤…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尚未实现的)账面利润…
(Definition of paper profit from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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