Monday, 23 June 2008

Podcast 9 {The Idiom} - 'The Bottom Line'

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Welcome to the...
Hotch Potch English ~ Mega Minute Podcast No.9!

Today's Idiom

"the bottom line"
The literal meaning:

"Our bottom line doesn't look good - I think we might go bankrupt!"

In a company's accounts, the 'bottom line' is the amount of money they have made or lost.

"We're losing money gentlemen. We mustn't forget our bottom line."
The idiomatic meaning:

"The bottom line is, we're in a lot of trouble!"

We use 'the bottom line' in every day language to mean 'the most important thing or factor to consider'.

"The bottom line is... English is a difficult language. But keep trying and you will succeed!"

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Podcast 9 {The Idiom} ~ "The Bottom Line"
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