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Bottom Line

The end results, hard fact or the ultimate deduction of any event, cause, argument or situation


  • This expression was used by the accountant to add profits and losses and then take out a sum. That sum was literally known, as the bottom line of all the figures. It is still a common word used by accountants and bookkeepers to show any sort of profit or loss. The scope of meaning has been broadened in the past few years. It means more than a financial statement now and it shows the final result of anything. It does not matter if it’s of financial nature or not.

The bottom line of the discussion was to give elderly people a proper place to live.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'Bottom Line':

bottom lineThe final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.
bottom lineThe summary or result; the most important information; the upshot; the net-net.
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