profit squeeze

noun
a sharp narrowing of the gap between cost and revenue.

Origin:
1955–60

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Growers trying to achieve size incentives specified in their contracts will lost the payment and suffer a profit squeeze.
Subcontractors will still feel a profit squeeze, impairing their incentive and ability to perform to their best capacity.
Wiggling out of last year's profit squeeze can be done.
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