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cash flow

the sum of the after-tax profit of a business plus depreciation and other noncash charges: used as an indication of internal funds available for stock dividends, purchase of buildings and equipment, etc.
Origin of cash flow
1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cash flow
  • But the company currently generates, even in these bad times, somewhere between three to four dollars a share in free cash flow.
  • After repeated losses, candidates will begin to find their cash flow choked off.
  • The owners, on the other hand, will still have cash flow even without football.
  • Fixed payments are what turn cash flow problems into catastrophes.
  • cash flow had always been her major business constraint.
  • Depending on what you start with, you have a range between three and seven years to become profitable and have cash flow.
  • The craze is being driven by investors who crave the steady cash flow of decades' worth of tolls.
  • Board members insist the company has solid cash flow and can continue.
  • Yes, it potentially cuts into the share of the company's cash flow available to outside investors.
  • For part-time firemen who get paid by the blaze, the odd bit of arson can be a handy way to generate cash flow.
British Dictionary definitions for cash flow

cash flow

the movement of money into and out of a business
a prediction of such movement over a given period
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for cash flow

cash flow


Available money; cash: what's your cash flow tonight

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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