Idiom of the week – Break even
Posted by englishlessons on May 4, 2012
reach a point in a business venture when the profits are equal to the costs
I hope we will at least break even on this investment. I can’t afford to lose any more money.
In the their first year of business, they broke even, but in the second year, they made a good profit.
This idiom can also be used as an adjective. “He reached the break-even point.”
Think of breaking something into equal parts, so that in this case, the costs = the profit.
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