Definition of bottom line in English:

bottom line

Syllabification: bot·tom line


  • 1The final total of an account, balance sheet, or other financial document: figurative the determination of Japanese companies to ignore the 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?
    profit, net, gain, earnings, return
  • 1.1The underlying or ultimate outcome or criterion: the bottom line is I’m still married to Denny the bottom line is, does it work?
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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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