loss-making

loss-making ˈloss-ˌmaking adjective FINANCE
a loss-making product or business activity is one that does not make a profit:

• Loss-making, state-owned businesses will be sold off.

— loss-maker noun [countable] :

• The plant has long been a loss-maker for Volvo.

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loss-making UK US /ˈlɒsˌmeɪkɪŋ/ adjective FINANCE, COMMERCE
relating to a business or part of a business that does not make a profit: »

He controls a vast business empire, but many of his firms are loss-making.

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a loss-making business/company/venture

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a loss-making activity/contract/operation

relating to a period of time during which a person, company, etc. does not make a profit: »

It is expected to show losses of £26m-£29m in the traditionally loss-making first half.

loss-maker (also loss maker) noun [C]
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Distilling the sugar into rum turns it from a loss maker into a valuable export commodity.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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