in the black

idiom

: making a profit : profitable
The company is finally in the black.

Examples of in the black in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Every week, patrons keep our favorite restaurants in the black while a constant stream of new residents provides the adventurous appetites that allow for our best chefs to work unencumbered. Ben Jarrell, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 Hopefully, the new acquisitions will help Kering get back in the black. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 23 Jan. 2024 Among Iger’s bigger challenges is getting Disney’s streaming business in the black and determining the strategic path forward for ESPN — which may include selling a stake in the sports giant to the NFL. Todd Spangler, Variety, 16 Jan. 2024 El Salvador President Nayib Bukele said Monday that his country's bitcoin purchases were finally in the black, in a tweet that came shortly after bitcoin climbed above $40,000 for the first time in more than a year. Alexander Osipovich, WSJ, 4 Dec. 2023 Even though the Reality Labs division has been unprofitable, Meta's overall business remains in the black. Paolo Confino, Fortune, 27 Oct. 2023 The clinic opened its doors in large part thanks to contributions from the community: A statewide hospital system donated equipment, Gallup residents raised $30,000, and more than half the doctors volunteered their time or asked not to be paid until the clinic was operating in the black. Cecilia Nowell, CBS News, 18 July 2023 See More

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“In the black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20the%20black. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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