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red ink

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. loss, red ink, redverb

    the amount by which the cost of a business exceeds its revenue

    "the company operated at a loss last year"; "the company operated in the red last year"

  2. red-inkverb

    mark with red ink

    "red-ink the area that is restricted"


  1. red inknoun

    A euphemism for financial loss.


  1. red ink

    Red ink, in business terminology, refers to financial losses, debt, or a negative amount appearing in financial statements or records. It derives from the tradition of using red ink to enter a negative amount in book-keeping. Conversely, "black ink" is used to indicate profit or positive amounts.

Anagrams for red ink »

  1. drinke

  2. kinder

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of red ink in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of red ink in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of red ink in a Sentence

  1. Chris Remington:

    By most accounts, if you look at asset classes at the beginning of the year compared to today, loans are probably on a short list of things that have actually delivered what investors expected, returning about 3 percent at mid-year, that's better than equities, high yield bonds and the vast majority of bondland in red ink.

  2. Carlos Ghosn:

    The bad news is that the market is shrinking. This is bad news for everyone, when the rouble sinks it's a bloodbath for everybody. It's red ink, people are losing money, all car manufacturers are losing money.

  3. Stephanie Kelton:

    Remember, their red ink is our black ink.

  4. Wendy Patton:

    I've seen spreadsheets that show a great number of districts showing red ink for the fall, they are getting less money than they anticipated.


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