crunch (the) numbers

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Definition of crunch (the) numbers

: to process numbers : to examine and analyze numbers, especially to determine exactly how much money is available, needed, etc. When we sat down to crunch the numbers we realized that we couldn't afford a new car.

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“Crunch (the) numbers.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/crunch%20(the)%20numbers. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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