red ink

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

red ink

noun

—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

Full Definition of RED INK

1
:  a business loss :  deficit
2
:  the condition of showing a business loss

Origin of RED INK

from the use of red ink in financial statements to indicate a loss
First Known Use: 1926

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