Definition of bottom line noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


    bottom line

    BrE BrE//ˌbɒtəm ˈlaɪn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌbɑːtəm ˈlaɪn//
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  1. 1the bottom line [singular] the most important thing that you have to consider or accept; the essential point in a discussion, etc. The bottom line is that we have to make a decision today.
  2. 2(business) [countable] the amount of money that is a profit or a loss after everything has been calculated The bottom line for 2014 was a pre-tax profit of £85 million. Sales last month failed to add to the company’s bottom line.
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