take a loss

idiom

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

Examples of take a loss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hertz expects to take a loss of about $245 million due to depreciation on the EVs, an average of about $12,250, per vehicle the company said in an SEC filing. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, 11 Jan. 2024 To suggest that the U.S. cannot afford to fund the war against Russia, that somehow we are tapped out and compelled to take a loss in Ukraine, is flatly untrue. Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner, 11 Jan. 2024 After the Philadelphia Eagles Lost ... Having her two sons going after the same trophy couldn't have been easy, as one was guaranteed to take a loss. Stephanie Sengwe, Peoplemag, 17 Jan. 2024 Now the company is expected to take a loss of approximately $245 million, or about $12,250 per vehicle, due to the depreciation, according to the Securities and Exchange Commission filing. Eden Villalovas, Washington Examiner, 12 Jan. 2024 Owners unwilling to take a loss aren’t listing, leaving both sellers and buyers stuck. Michael Kolomatsky, New York Times, 7 Dec. 2023 San Francisco home sellers are four times as likely as the average U.S. seller to take a loss, according to Redfin. Byalena Botros, Fortune, 6 Sep. 2023 The total value of the city’s homes has fallen by roughly $60 billion since last summer, causing about 1 in 8 recent sellers to take a loss, real-estate website Redfin reported last week. Allysia Finley, WSJ, 10 Sep. 2023 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

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“Take a loss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20loss. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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