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find the net

In sports that use netted goals (e.g., soccer, hurling, hockey, etc.) or hoops (e.g., basketball), to score a goal or point by sending the ball or puck into the net. Their offense played brilliantly today, but they just weren't able to find the net often enough to secure a win.
See also: find, net

all is fish that comes to his net

A phrase that describes one's ability to make use of anything available. I don't know how Chris fixed his car with the few tools he had with him at the time, but he's so smart like that—all is fish that comes to his net.
See also: all, come, fish, net

cast (one's) net wide

To consider a variety of options. I always encourage my students to cast their nets wide when contemplating potential careers.
See also: cast, net, wide

cast (one's) net wider

To broaden one's search or criteria for something, thus giving oneself more options. A: "I don't know why John has only applied to Ivy League schools when he only has average grades." B: "I know, I've told him to cast his net wider."
See also: cast, net, wider

surf the Net

to browse around in the contents of the Internet. I spend an hour a day or more surfing the Net.
See also: net, surf

cast your net wide/wider

to think about a large number of things or people when choosing the thing or person that you want If we don't get many interesting candidates this time round we may have to cast our net a little wider.
See cast eye over, throw in lot with
See also: cast, net, wide

a safety net

a system or arrangement that helps you if you have problems, especially financial problems (often + for ) The hardship fund provides a safety net for students who run out of money before they've completed their course.
See also: net, safety

slip through the net

to not be caught or dealt with by the system that should be catching or dealing with you The system is failing and mental patients who badly need help are still slipping through the net. Innocent people have been falsely convicted while the guilty ones may be slipping through the net.
See also: net, slip, through

net result

n. the final result after all the assets and liabilities have balanced out. I don’t care about the little things. What is the net result?
See also: net, result

surf the net

tv. to browse through the offerings of the internet. He surfs the net for three hours each evening.
See also: net, surf
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The taxpayer prepares the interest netting computations primarily using information obtained from IRS documents, such as transcripts, Revenue Agent Reports, Appeals documents, court documents, and Forms 2285.
The taxpayer presents the computations, with supporting documentation, to the IRS and requests global interest netting.
In previous discussions with the IRS, there have been indications that certain senior interest technicians would be designated to work the interest netting computations.
Among other issues awaiting resolution by the IRS is the question of how interest-free periods and interest suspensions should be factored into global netting calculations.
To avoid the undesirable effects of a recast, large-value multilateral netting arrangements-such as CHIPS-may provide special "assurances" of settlement akin to "guarantees.
Netting must have a sound legal basis for the settlement to be certain.
For example, netting by novation would substitute a new legal obligation each time an additional payment instruction is sent or received.
In the United States, central bank net settlement services support two quite different types of private sector large-value netting arrangements.
At the same time, however, Congress simultaneously urged netting to ameliorate the effect of the very interest differentials it has repeatedly adopted.
The final policy consideration cited in the study relates to the potential effect of interest netting on revenue.
With respect to the mandate of Congress to implement interest netting, the study explains that the mandate did not expand the authorization of interest netting to any greater extent than was authorized under existing law.
This application of credits would bring section 6601(f) into play and interest netting would automatically occur.
Hence, the Institute urges the Department of the Treasury and IRS to reconsider their administrative interpretations of sections 6402 and 6601(f) to permit comprehensive netting in a much wider variety of situations to eliminate the whipsaws that taxpayers may face from the interest-rate differential.
10) The IRS and Treasury Department should keep this firmly in mind as they move forward in the development of the government's netting policy.
The IRS's current netting practices may provide relief for a taxpayer where the overpayment and underpayment years are part of a single examination cycle.