red ink

  1. 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
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How To Use red ink In A Sentence

  • She dipped her goose-feather quill into a jade inkpot, drained the red ink along the side, and unhurriedly marked a circle around the black tent the eunuch had pointed out to her. Shadow Princess
  • I agree: if a golden parachute is the difference between black and red ink, then the golden parachute oughta go. CNN Poll: Obama approval under 50 percent
  • He believed that more metallics could be created by adding amounts of the four coloured inks used in every printing press to a single base ink containing a silver pigment.
  • Do not confuse this use of red with the practice of using red ink for each initial letter of God, Christos or Iesus.
  • Before all the red ink, profits were a modest 62 million. Times, Sunday Times
  • Nor does the red ink stop there. Times, Sunday Times
  • Traders fear that the bank 's 1.4 trillion balance sheet could contain more hidden problems and that the worsening global economy will add to the red ink. Times, Sunday Times
  • He will take office with the US Government already awash in red ink. Times, Sunday Times
  • The changes are simply a stopgap measure to prop up a program drowning in red ink.
  • One shudders to think of the scale of red ink if there is a more serious slide in credit quality. Times, Sunday Times
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