the bottom line


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the bottom line

 
1. the most important fact in a situation The bottom line is that people's health is at risk if they smoke.
2. the total amount of money that a business makes or loses The bottom line is what counts in most companies these days.
See you can bet your life bottom dollar, be bumping along the bottom, knock the bottom out of
See also: bottom, line

the bottom line

1. n. the grand total; the final figure on a balance sheet. (Securities markets.) The company’s bottom line is in bad shape.
2. n. the result; the nitty-gritty; the score. The bottom line is that you really don’t care.
See also: bottom, line
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THE BOTTOM LINE A boy will really feel cool showing off his smarts and skills, as long as you don't slather on the compliments too thick.
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He's all about the bottom line and giving the public what they want.
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It means your original goal lacked relevance to the bottom line in terms management can understand.
They are a money saver, and the bottom line benefits alone are enough reason for management to be aggressively involved in plant safety.
This results in a timing difference between expenses and revenues, as reflected in the bottom line, and will continue to play a role as we build critical mass and beyond.
This means even the organization's purpose can be subjugated to the bottom line.
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