in the black

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black definition


  1. mod.
    without cream or milk. (Said of coffee.) : Black coffee, good and hot, please.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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in the black definition


  1. mod.
    financially solvent; profitable; not in debt. (From a practice of listing expenses in red and income in black.) : Now that the company is in the black, there's a good chance it will become a deal stock.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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