Meanwhile, across the pond, another big bank is facing a bottom-line hit.
The bottom-line implication of such remarks: Putin will not let that happen again; and the crisis will go on.
It seems to me that we are dealing with more than bottom-line economics and bottom-squeezing ergonomics.
Yet despite the lackadaisical body language, their questions had a focused, bottom-line tone.
What sort of adult lets the kids beat him on his bottom-line condition?
figurative sense is attested from 1967, from profit and loss accounting, where the final figure after both are calculated is the bottom line on the page. Also (especially as an adjective) bottomline.
The last line in an audit, which shows profit or loss.
Note: By extension, “bottom line” refers to the final, determining consideration in a decision.
Note: “Bottom line” also has a derogatory implication when it refers to those people whose attention to the bottom line prevents them from recognizing the value of anything else.