Definition of bottom line in English:

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bottom line


[usually in singular] informal
1The final total of an account or balance sheet: the rise in turnover failed to add to the company’s bottom line
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  • What ultimately matters for them is the bottom line of the balance sheet, rather than a duty to serve.
  • Then, he subtracts that average from the bottom line, ignoring the actual charges.
  • How do you use it with people who are responsible for the bottom line of a company account sheet?
1.1The fundamental and most important factor: the bottom line is I’m still married to Denny
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  • Of course, we are taught that integrity is an important value and is, in fact, the bottom line of morality in society.
  • The bottom line is that referees are no better or worse than they've always been.
  • The bottom line is I'm just thankful to be in this position.

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