take a loss


: to lose money
They took a loss on the deal.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Given that Vice lists $350 million in assets, many creditors are likely to take a loss during Chapter 11 proceedings. Erik Hayden, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 May 2023 But Clevelanders know perhaps better than most how to take a loss and keep right on going. Gretchen Cuda Kroen, cleveland, 1 Jan. 2023 To give you an idea of what the Rangers wasted, Folty became only the third pitcher in club history to take a loss after posting those kinds of numbers. Kevin Sherrington, Dallas News, 11 Apr. 2021 So any buyer who acquired them at fair value, likely closer to $200 billion, would take a loss so big that the bank’s capital would be at lower than regulatory thresholds and could get shut down. Lucy Brewster, Fortune, 28 Apr. 2023 If those 30 banks were liquidated today, for whatever reason, the FDIC insurance fund would take a loss to cover a portion of the customer deposits. Gene A. Grant Ii, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2023 As plans are under no obligation to take a loss, their other choice is to exit the market, which from the patient’s perspective means that all the benefits disappear. Casey B. Mulligan, WSJ, 21 Nov. 2022 If a company wants to take a loss on a product in hopes of gaining market share, the free-marketer’s thinking goes, that’s its prerogative. BostonGlobe.com, 7 July 2021 What to know: USC will likely take a loss to BYU and assure itself a losing record after entering the season with high expectations. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 5 July 2021 See More

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“Take a loss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20loss. Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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