in the black


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in the black

Fig. not in debt; in a financially profitable condition. (As opposed to in the red.) I wish my accounts were in the black. Sally moved the company into the black.
See also: black

in the black

in a situation in which you are earning more money than you are spending Some states have legalized gambling as a way to put their finances in the black.
Opposite of: in the red
See also: black

in the black

see under in the red.
See also: black

in the black

mod. financially solvent; profitable; not in debt. (From a practice of listing expenses in red and income in black.) Now that the company is in the black, there’s a good chance it will become a deal stock.
See also: black