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red ink


Simple Definition of red ink

  • —used to describe a situation in which a business, organization, etc., is spending more money than it is earning and has a lot of debt

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of red ink

  1. 1 :  a business loss :  deficit

  2. 2 :  the condition of showing a business loss

Origin and Etymology of red ink

from the use of red ink in financial statements to indicate a loss

First Known Use: 1926

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to criticize in a loud and angry way

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