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Break even   /breɪk ˈivɪn/   Listen
Break even

Make neither profit nor loss.
Attain a level at which there is neither gain nor loss, as in business, gambling, or a competitive sport.

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"Break even" Quotes from Famous Books

... officer's record was not quite clear enough to allow him to take the chance of a contest with so bold an antagonist as the squire of Ridgely. He did not know just who he was, or what he might be able to do. So he was willing to "break even," and he walked off threatning, but leaving the squire master of ...
— Gordon Keith • Thomas Nelson Page

... much argument, Skinner. However, Matt will not sue me. Florry wouldn't let him! He'll make us lift the attachment on his bank account, and then he'll protect himself and tell us to whistle for the eighteen thousand dollars he owes us. Whichever way the cat jumps he wins. What I want to do is break even and with a modicum ...
— Cappy Ricks • Peter B. Kyne

Words linked to "Break even" :   attain, hit, lose, profit, reach

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