the last line of a financial statement, used for showing net profit or loss.
net profit or loss.
the deciding or crucial factor.
the ultimate result; outcome.
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the last line of a financial statement that shows the net profit or loss of a company or organization
the final outcome of a process, discussion, etc
the most important or fundamental aspect of a situation
Note: By extension, “bottom line” refers to the final, determining consideration in a decision.
Note: “Bottom line” also has a derogatory implication when it refers to those people whose attention to the bottom line prevents them from recognizing the value of anything else.
The ultimate result, the upshot; also, the main point or crucial factor. For example, The bottom line is that the chairman wants to dictate all of the board’s decisions, or Whether or not he obeyed the law is the bottom line. This is an accounting term that refers to the earnings figures that appear on the bottom (last) line of a statement. It began to be transferred to other contexts in the mid-1900s.
bottom line, the The bookkeeping figure showing profit or loss The result of any computation or estimate, esp one showing total costs: I’ll go half if the bottom line’s OK Any final decision or judgment: Let me tell you the bottom line A fundamental or crucial point of fact; the essence; the NITTY-GRITTY: The bottom […]
a person, as an executive, accountant, or stockholder, who puts the net profits of a business ahead of all other considerations.
bottom man on the totem pole
of, relating to, or situated at the bottom. (of one of a series) farthest down; lowest. bottom. Historical Examples Ladies and Gentlemen Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb Ladies and Gentlemen Irvin S. (Irvin Shrewsbury) Cobb The Lost Ambassador E. Phillips Oppenheim adjective lowest or most fundamental