Definition of 'bottom line'
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With the cost of production fixed, that price increase drops straight down to the company 's bottom line. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And that benefits the company bottom line as well as the individuals concerned. Times, Sunday Times (2009)We want to convert that into its profits at the bottom line. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are bottom lines and profits to be considered. Christianity Today (2000)The bottom line measures business performance rather than management performance. MANAGING IN TURBULENT TIMES (1980)The bottom line in business is making a profit and along with that goes the need for power and growth. Everything You Need to Know for Success in Business (1990)It is not only the company 's bottom line that is benefiting from the acquisition. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Adding his pay to the bottom line takes the profit to nearly 15m. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The good CEOs strike a balance between providing the support and direction that employees need and the bottom line goals of business. Times, Sunday Times (2006)That department wasn't expansive, but its bottom line profit was brilliant. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)From a cursory glance at the company 's bottom line, it might be hard to divine why. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Both unions are in a trading surplus, although Amicus will disclose a bottom line loss for last year after a voluntary redundancy programme. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As Money has pointed out time and again, it is outrageous that they have been boosting their bottom line at a time when households are struggling. Times, Sunday Times (2012)If a profit and loss account were to be produced measuring the political parties' recent success in dealing with business, the bottom line would surely be zero. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'bottom line'
British English: bottom line NOUN
The bottom line in a decision or situation is the most important factor that you have to consider.
The bottom line is that it's not profitable.
Definition of bottom line from the Collins English Dictionary
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