bottom line

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The summary or result; the most important information; the upshot; the net-net.

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  • A reference to the literal bottom line of an income statement or other accounting record.
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The bottom line is that there simply are not enough hours in the day to finish all there is to do.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

Additional definitions for 'bottom line':

bottom lineThe final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.
Bottom LineThe end results, hard fact or the ultimate deduction of any event, cause, argument or situation
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