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    Itasan is offline Member
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    bottom line
    1. The line in a financial statement that shows net income or loss.
    2. The final result or statement.
    3. The main or essential point.
    Is there another meaning?
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: bottom line

    I have heard it is used for a point beyond which people will not go, though this isn't common.

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    Default Re: bottom line

    Thank you very much.
    An American friend of mine wrote me this joke.
    "What is your bottom line?" "I think it is my panty hose!"
    I wonder if this use of 'bottom line' is common.
    'the line shown on the skirt when it is too tight'
    Itasan

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