top line

Definition

Total revenues. The term derives from the fact that this information appears at the top of an income statement.

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Our sales department failed to make the TOP LINE goals for the year, causing our financial report to note we had failed to meet our revenue goals.

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The top line on the NFL's best season, including merchandise sales, was in the billions of dollars and this was great news to all the team owners.

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The company's clients were arguing to get bottom line pricing on the resources that they were attempting to purchase, but the financial advisers were concerned about the top line.

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