something spoken or written in reaction especially to a question <I was moved by my grandfather's lengthy return to my casual question about his experiences in the Vietnam War> Related Words back talk
, non sequitur
an increase usually measured in money that comes from labor, business, or property <if we buy better equipment, we'll be able to make the product faster, thus getting a better return on our investment> Related Words killing
, take-home pay
the amount of money left when expenses are subtracted from the total amount received <the return on each unit sold has increased since we streamlined the production process> Related Words cleanup
; bottom line
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