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flatline

slang To die or come very close to death. The "flat line" in question is a straight, horizontal line on an electrocardiogram or electroencephalogram indicating a lack of heart or brain activity (as opposed to the peaks and valleys displayed as a result of measuring the vital signs of a living person). The patient flatlined and we were unable to resuscitate. Time of death was 18:56.

flatline

in. to die. (From the flatness of the line on an EEG monitor when the heart stops.) It appeared that the patient flatlined during the night.
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"As long as UK employers are relying on low-value, low-cost business models that don't value employee skills, productivity rates will continue to flat-line."
The wine retailer, which has a store at Queensgate in Huddersfield, said it was reviewing its commercial division after seeing sales flat-line and pressure on its profit margins as the first half proved "even more challenging."
Its latest forecasts predict the economy will almost flat-line at 0.1% in the third quarter, while it made record downgrades to growth for 2017 and 2018.
"We expect GDP growth to flat-line at 7.4 per cent in fiscal 2016-17," HSBC said in a research note adding hopes of a medium-term revival have improved.
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And with the national economy continuing to flat-line, only the rashest pundit would predict when things will get easier.
Additionally, these accounts face the possibility of a flat-line budget or even cuts as part of the administration's efforts to reduce federal spending.
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He said: "House prices will flat-line for at least six months, but I don't think we will see steep falls."
Despite Congressional preference to fund these programs at a higher level, the president's budget recommends flat-line funding or cuts.
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Majestic Wine said it is reviewing its commercial arm, which supplies wine to businesses, after seeing sales growth flat-line and profit margins come under pressure as the first half of the year proved "even more challenging".