in the red


: spending and owing more money than is being earned
Apparently the company had been in the red for some time before it went out of business.

Examples of in the red in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But the offense left a lot to be desired, going 2-for-6 in the red zone and averaging 3 yards per carry. C.j. Doon, Baltimore Sun, 19 Sep. 2023 In terms of addressing issues, Freeze says taking care of the football in the red zone is first on his list. Ainslie Lee |, al, 18 Sep. 2023 The Jets’ defense did its part Sunday, too, stopping the Cowboys (2-0) several times in the red zone and forcing Dallas to settle for field goals on five drives. Ken Belson, New York Times, 18 Sep. 2023 In recent years, the city of Bend has become a dot of blue in the red sea of eastern Oregon, a city of roughly 100,000 people where big, groomed beards, bespoke tattoos and wine clubs abound. Scott Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Sep. 2023 That is putting the ETF on pace for its 8th straight session in the red, which would mark the longest stretch of consecutive selloffs since March 2020, when the ETF fell 13 straight times. WSJ, 11 Sep. 2023 Brown faced a fourth-and-5 in the red zone where nothing developed. Nathan Baird, cleveland, 10 Sep. 2023 Almost a three-touchdown favorite, the Horned Frogs were stymied by mistakes, turnover and an inability to capitalize on opportunities in the red zone. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 Kearny 24, Southwest-San Diego 13: Kearny (3-0) made four fourth-down stops in its territory, including two in the red zone. Don Norcross, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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“In the red.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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