Origin of bottom line
Examples from the Web for bottom line
It seems to me that we are dealing with more than bottom-line economics and bottom-squeezing ergonomics.Flying Coach Is the New Hell: How Airlines Engineer You Out of Room|Clive Irving|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The bottom-line implication of such remarks: Putin will not let that happen again; and the crisis will go on.
Yet despite the lackadaisical body language, their questions had a focused, bottom-line tone.Camp Fashion Design Draws Budding Designers To New York|Robin Givhan|July 13, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, across the pond, another big bank is facing a bottom-line hit.JP Morgan Losses, Barclays’s Bad Bet: It’s a Bad Day for Banks|Alex Klein|June 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
What sort of adult lets the kids beat him on his bottom-line condition?
British Dictionary definitions for bottom line
Word Origin and History for bottom line
figurative sense is attested from 1967, from profit and loss accounting, where the final figure after both are calculated is the bottom line on the page. Also (especially as an adjective) bottomline.
Culture definitions for bottom line
The last line in an audit, which shows profit or loss.
Idioms and Phrases with bottom line
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.