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noun [countable] British English pronunciation: bottom line 
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singularbottom line
pluralbottom lines
  1. 1
    business the amount of money that a business makes or loses

    He keeps a careful eye on the bottom line.

  2. 2

    the bottom line

    the most basic fact or issue in a situation

    The bottom line is that he lied to Parliament.

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