red ink


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A popular term for financial losses, given that graphs of a company’s performance in a particular market are drawn in black when there is a net gain and red when there it a net loss

red ink

Health administration A popular term for financial losses. Cf in the Black.
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To request copies, they should write "HURRICANE KATRINA" in red ink at the top of Form 4506,' 'Request for Copy of Tax Return" or Form 4506-T, "Request for Transcript of Tax Return" as appropriate, and send it to the Service.
One could say that it's better than nothing--but now not even that is so sure, not with so many facilities threatening to succumb to red ink.
Still pending is the sale or repositioning of Farmland's fertilizer and petroleum assets to erase some of that red ink.
The Securline Gram Stain Pen contains solvent-resistant, heat-fixable red ink for marking glass microscope slides and cover glass.
POLICE say a man who tried to hold up a Chester bank will be covered in red ink after fleeing with a booby-trapped device.
On the other hand, King herself offers an important modification of Helene Cixous's concept of l'ecriture feminine by describing how late-twentieth-century black women novelists have (re)discovered the ability to write not in white but in red ink, and in so doing have helped make visible the longstanding, horrific pain suffered by black women's bodies.
Rising jury awards and litigation costs are driving the wave of red ink, said Geri Riley, assistant vice president at Conning & Co.
My arithmetic says that a one penny increase on each piece would have changed the red ink to a $400 million mark.
Finally, taxpayers claiming the loss on an amended or original 2000 return should write "September 11, 2001 Terrorist Attack" in red ink at the top of the return to expedite processing.
The Aspers are allergic to red ink, she explained; they run their broadcast operations on two beans and a doughnut, and they are not fond of the relentless media attacks on our admirable Prime Minister -- a Post speciality which will probably quickly end.
Taxpayers who are entitled to the relief programs should add the following designation in red ink at the top or returns they file: "September 11, 2001-Terrorist Attack.
When the next reports are no better, despite all the red ink (and perhaps some verbal "constructive criticism"), the manager reaches for heavier ammunition: repeat the message more loudly, threaten career damage, send the sinner to a one-day writing course.