red ink


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red ink

Fig. debt; indebtedness as shown in red ink on a financial statement. There is too much red ink in my financial statement. Too much red ink and the company will collapse.
See also: ink, red

red ˈink

(business) debts, losses or money that is owed: The company opened the fiscal year with $315.9 million in red ink.The health care industry is bleeding red ink (= losing a lot of money).
See also: ink, red

red ink

n. debt; indebtedness as shown in red ink on a financial statement. There is too much red ink in my financial statement.
See also: ink, red
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However, in our case we were successful in removing the hyperkeratotic-lichenoid reaction to red ink using a simple and cheap skin grafting knife.
For better or worse, Red Ink reflects the establishment consensus.
5 billion a year earlier and the sixth consecutive quarter of red ink.
The Red Ink Annotator of The Book of Margery Kempe and His Lay Audience.
The loss would still represent a vast improvement over the $9 million in red ink reported in 2007.
Canadian forestry producers continue to bleed red ink as both Domtar and Abitibi-Consolidated reported deep fourth-quarter losses on Feb.
If they wish to be cautious, however, they should write "HURRICANE KATRINA" in red ink on their tax forms.
Typical of the conservative mindset, your editorial about teachers choosing not to use red ink to correct student's papers (Insider, Nov/Dec 2005) misses the point entirely.
The IRS announced that taxpayers affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita can request relief simply by writing "Hurricane Rita" or "Hurricane Katrina" in red ink at the top of all documents they file with it (www.
The panels are often framed identically, and a bureaucratic palette of black and red ink on white, buff, or green paper maintains throughout.
The researchers took advantage of long-standing observations that it takes longer to identify colors that clash with word meanings, such as red ink that spells the word blue.
With Washington drowning in a sea of red ink, the timing is right to restore line-item authority.
Although red has been the preferred shade for corrections since the 1700s, when clerks and accountants dipped quills into red ink to fix ledgers, the trend in correction color may be changing: Purple may be the new red.
Now many in the budget office say that without changes to Pelt, the program would create $300 million more in red ink.
In some cases, the economic pressures of another month of red ink may cause originally good-intentioned recyclers to do something they know amounts to misrepresentation (at the very least).