at a profit


: so as to make money
We sold the house at a profit.
The business is running at a profit.

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Recent Examples on the Web Building a business also means building assets—intellectual property, loyal customer bases, and valuable relationships—that can appreciate in value and be sold at a profit. Melissa Houston, Forbes, 10 Feb. 2024 Skye Lazaro: The plan was to develop this, turn it into a recreational hotspot, given this is probably one of the most beautiful places in the world and … hopefully sell it at a profit. Natalie Morales, CBS News, 24 Feb. 2024 Avoiding a ‘race to the bottom’ Both models will be sold at a profit, Tavares noted. Steve Mollman, Fortune, 17 Feb. 2024 In Europe, Stellantis is taking orders on the new Citroen e-C3, aimed at the middle class and selling for 23,300 euros ($25,000) with a range of 320 kilometers (199 miles), and will soon offer a 200-kilometer range entry model at 19,990 euros from 2025, both being sold at a profit. Colleen Barry, Quartz, 15 Feb. 2024 Instead, Bouvier was buying and selling at a profit margin that ultimately totaled $2 billion. Alexandra Bregman, Forbes, 11 Feb. 2024 Many argue outright that there is no requirement for profit to be realized—which usually means selling an asset at a profit—for a taxpayer to be hit with an income tax as the Constitution means it. Hank Adler and Lacy Willis, WSJ, 4 Dec. 2023 WeWork rented office space, transformed it into a fun, vibrant co-working environment complete with free coffee and beer, then hired it out to individuals and small businesses at a profit. Dr Byron Cole, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 Private-equity firms are under pressure to generate more fees by growing their assets, and to boost performance income by selling portfolio companies at a profit. WSJ, 17 Oct. 2023

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“At a profit.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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