Definition of break even in English:

break even

Reach a point in a business venture when the profits are equal to the costs: the firm will break even at the operating level this year
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  • But in the most recent quarter it barely broke even, reporting operating profit of just $5 million on sales of $1.1 billion.
  • Even in a growing economy, it takes five to seven years before a magazine breaks even or turns a profit.
  • The business is barely breaking even, and it's going to take extensive promotion and careful management to improve its performance.
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