Bottom-line meaning

The bottom line is defined as the final result, outcome or decision, or the most important point.

The last line on a balance sheet showing profit and loss is an example of the bottom line.

The final rule you come up with after summarizing all the reasons for it is an example of the bottom line.

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The line in a financial statement that shows net income or loss.
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Financial matters, especially profit or loss.
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The final result or statement; upshot.
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The main or essential point.
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Concerned exclusively with costs and profits.

Bottom-line issues.

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Ruthlessly realistic; pragmatic.

A bottom-line political strategy.

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The lowest line of the earnings report of a company, on which net profit per share of stock is shown.
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Profits or losses, as of a business.
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Another way of saying net income. It draws its name from the fact that net income is the bottom line on an income statement.
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(accounting) The final balance; the amount of money or profit left after everything has been tallied.
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(idiomatic, uncountable) The summary or result; the most important information; the upshot; the net-net.

The bottom line is that there simply are not enough hours in the day to finish all there is to do.

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Origin of bottom-line

  • A reference to the literal bottom line of an income statement or other accounting record.
    From Wiktionary