a financial deficit; business loss.
the condition of showing a business loss.
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How to use red ink in a sentence
We’re sitting there looking at red ink, and it’s real red ink.The Billionaire Playbook: How Sports Owners Use Their Teams to Avoid Millions in Taxes | by Robert Faturechi, Justin Elliott and Ellis Simani | July 8, 2021 | ProPublica
Mitch McConnell, for instance, has said he prefers it not to raise taxes, add no red ink and focus solely on hard projects like bridges and roads.The Wheels Seem to be Coming Off Democrats’ Infrastructure Plans | Philip Elliott | April 8, 2021 | Time
Other oil majors also pointed to write-downs as the reason for all the red ink and parentheses.Oil companies’ losses in 2020 were staggering. And that was before the government focused on climate change. | Will Englund | February 4, 2021 | Washington Post
But if the airlines saw only red ink, the owners of global satellite networks saw a lucrative new market.It’s Scandalous to Keep Using Black Boxes in Airplanes Like MH370 | Clive Irving | April 23, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
As Washington chewed over the Paul Ryan-Patty Murray budget deal, the Treasury Department announced a walloping drop in red ink.
Things are not O.K.” On the back of the page, she scrawled in red ink, “Are you even on my side?
Faced with this ocean of red ink, the Obama and Romney campaigns are busy claiming that the other guy wants to cut Medicare.
February updates were due Tuesday night, and Gingrich campaign officials were already preparing the media for the sea of red ink.Gingrich Might Withdraw From Presidential Race for Right Appointment | Michelle Cottle | March 21, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The Four Masters suggest a sort of red ink for this purpose.Old-Time Makers of Medicine | James J. Walsh
They are generally cancelled with a pen and blue ink, or by the word "Paid" hand stamped in red ink, or by the dating stamp.History of the Postage Stamps of the United States of America | John Kerr Tiffany
This might be plotted in black ink, then each individual student could put on his improvement in red ink, for comparison.The Science of Human Nature | William Henry Pyle
The three lines of red ink were as clear and telling as any three heads into which I had ever divided my discourse.How to be Happy Though Married | E. J. Hardy.
I had a gilt paper star pasted right there over Lloydsboro Valley, and a red ink line running to it from Arizona.Mary Ware's Promised Land | Annie Fellows Johnston