in the red

Definition of in the red

  1. :  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.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  of the color red

    :  having red as a distinguishing color

    :  flushed especially with anger or embarrassment

  1. :  a color whose hue resembles that of blood or of the ruby or is that of the long-wave extreme of the visible spectrum

    :  red clothing

    :  one that is of a red or reddish color: such as

  1. : reduce; reduction


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contemplative of or relative to the past

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