bottom line noun
the bottom line : the most important part of something : the most important thing to consider
: the final result or outcome
: a company's profits or losses
a : the essential or salient point : crux
b : the primary or most important consideration
a : the line at the bottom of a financial report that shows the net profit or loss
b : financial considerations (as cost or profit or loss)
c : the final result
Examples of BOTTOM LINE
- If our flight is late, we will miss our connection. That's the bottom line.
- A student with special needs can stress a school's budget, but the bottom line is that the state must provide for the child's education.
- How will these changes affect our bottom line?
- He's always got his eye on the bottom line.
- He says his bottom line is $120,000.
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Related to BOTTOM LINE
- crux, bull's-eye, centerpiece, core, essence, gist, heart, kernel, keynote, meat, meat and potatoes, net, nub, nubbin, nucleus, pith, pivot, point, root, sum
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