Thursday, 18 September 2014

Did you know…?

…that ‘bottom line’ is actually an accounting term. For hundreds of years accountants have added up the profits and losses of companies. The sum appears at the bottom line of a column of numbers. While ‘bottom line’ still means a bookkeeping figure showing profit or loss, it has taken on a more general meaning since the min-1900s, and now refers to any crucial decision or final result.

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