from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Concerned exclusively with costs and profits: bottom-line issues.
- adj. Ruthlessly realistic; pragmatic: a bottom-line political strategy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fishing-line stretched on the bottom and having attached to it short lines with hooks.
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It's hard to believe that sports leaders haven't learned that federal intervention in sports has always been painful -- tarnishing reputations, alienating fans and hurting the bottom-line.
From a corporate bottom-line point of view, things like iTunes sales can make a difference, but ratings matter more in the long run.
If I spend millions researching the information, discover something juicy, and then the WSJ publishes the bottom-line in a 50 cent print edition, and hundreds of bloggers pick it up for free, how do I recoup my investment?
The bottom-line is that our policies regarding stage 1 screening should be geared to make blood emerging after stage 2 testing as safe as possible.
The bottom-line, from a free market perspective, these sorts of deceptions by Paulson and Goldman should not be tolerated.
But there is no doubt about the bottom-line that discretion, in some form, will sometimes be exercised.
The bottom-line is that if the question was asked of me “does rent control decrease the supply of housing” I would probably answer NO.
The bottom-line is that no one cares what you think.
The bottom-line is that the refusal of libertarians to not recognize the right to be free from racial discrimination in employment or public accommodations is a choice.
Profit dipped 0.8% at Plains' transportation segment, the biggest bottom-line contributor.
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