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turn a profit

To make money; to make a profit from a particular venture. We're going to have to close the shop if we don't turn a profit again this quarter. We broke even again, but I think we will turn a profit next quarter.
See also: profit, turn

profit by (something)

1. Literally, to make money from something. I promise, you'll profit by this business venture. There are stacks of bills in your future.
2. To learn from some experience. Well, as long as you profit by this error, then it's not so bad, right?
See also: by, profit

realize (something) from (something)

1. To come to some particular realization as a result of something else. I realized that she didn't love me from the look on her face. You should have realized from the way they were acting that they had no intention of honoring the agreement.
2. To achieve or obtain some profit or other gain as a result of some transaction or sale. We'll ensure you realize the largest possible return from your investment. The government realized a pretty sizable profit from the sale of its properties around the country.
See also: realize

reap (something) from (someone or something)

1. Literally, to accrue or accumulate something from the harvest of something else. We were able to reap a huge bounty of corn from the fields this year.
2. To gain, obtain, or achieve something from some source. I'll ensure you're able to reap huge profits from this investment. The data we reaped from these computer caches will enable us to take down the terrorist cell once and for all.
See also: reap

profit by something

 and profit from something 
1. Lit. to gain money from something. You will surely profit by investing in this stock. I know I will profit from this investment.
2. Fig. to learn from something. I am sure you will profit by your unpleasant experience. Yes, I will profit from my failure.
See also: by, profit

turn a profit

to earn a profit. The company plans to turn a profit two years from now.
See also: profit, turn
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The epiphany to uncovering hidden profits involves shifting the way one thinks about pricing.
On balance, automakers in North America (or most of the rest of the world for that matter) are not operating in an environment conducive to making strong profits.
This can be accomplished by making it possible for banks to share in the underwriting profits without assuming all the risks of a product manufacturer.
That's exactly what Eugene Profit got last November when his Profit Lomax Value Fund opened shop.
Those who lead the change are equally convinced that there is much more fat in the system and profits to be made before any such ill overtakes their efforts.
Another revealed that managers opted to sacrifice profits to beat the competition on price.
More and more, smart managements are lining up against holding marketing managers directly responsible for profits because this too often results in overemphasizing short-term profits at the expense of long-term profits and future growth.
Its meaning is significant in determining when certain methods (such as the profit-split or comparable profits method) may be used, as well as in determining whether the separate rules governing intangible property transfers are applicable to a transaction involving tangible and intangible components.
93-27, the grant of a partnership profits interest for services is generally not taxed to the service provider, but the grant of a capital interest for services is.
There is only one reason for a business entity to exist, and that is to generate profits.
A shareholder has dividend income to the extent of the corporation's current or accumulated earnings and profits, calculated as of the end of the tax year in which the property is distributed; the balance will be return of basis or capital gain.
Protect profits, which are the overriding concern, and at the same time budget marketing expenses adequately to ensure the foundry will remain financially healthy, and can expand and produce long-term profits.