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line item

the distinct title of an entry or account as it appears on a separate line in a bookkeeping ledger or a fiscal budget.
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line-item, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • They probably already have a budget line item for the new position, and will offer a starting salary within that budget.
  • At the federal level too, the largest budget line item is interest on the federal debt.
  • It can't be a hobby or an afterthought or a line item that gets cut when money is tight.

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