from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A financial loss in business.
- n. The condition of showing a fiscal deficit: a firm drowning in red ink.
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- n. A euphemism for financial loss.
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- n. the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue
From the use of red ink to record debits and losses in financial records.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)