Break-even meaning

brākēvən
(nonstandard) Alternative spelling of break even.
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Designating that point, as in a commercial venture, at which income and expenses are equal.
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(business, management) Alternative spelling of break-even.
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(business, management) The level of revenues sufficient to cover costs.

We'll never reach break-even if our variable costs are higher than our selling price.

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(idiomatic) To neither gain nor lose money.

After an entire night playing poker, he nearly broke even.

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(idiomatic) To stay the same; to neither advance nor regress.

It's a lot of work just to break even and keep the weeds down.

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The definition of break-even is that expenses are equal to income.

An example of break-even used as an adjective is in the phrase "break-even mark," which means when income equals spending.

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