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Top Line

Informal; revenue or sales. The term is used most frequently in connection to earnings reports, where revenue is listed at the top and profit at the bottom.
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Without answering, without the slightest change in look or manner, Clara took the newspaper from the ground, and read the top line in the column, printed in capital letters:
It is very possible that he fancied himself there, indeed; for it was plain, from his abstraction, that he saw not the book-stall, nor the street, nor the boys, nor, in short, anything but the book itself: which he was reading straight through: turning over the leaf when he got to the bottom of a page, beginning at the top line of the next one, and going regularly on, with the greatest interest and eagerness.
Pickwick eyed him intently as he turned from the bottom line of the first page to the top line of the second, and from the bottom of the second to the top of the third, and from the bottom of the third to the top of the fourth; but not the slightest alteration of countenance afforded a clue to the feelings with which he received the announcement of his son's marriage, which Mr.
Each listing will feature key financial data including brokerage revenues and total revenues, plus top lines of business, significant developments in recent years and priorities for 2006 and 2007.
The positive fundamentals in 2006 for the Las Vegas market should benefit the top lines of MGM Mirage and Harrah's Entertainment more than other casino operators, due to their dominance in that region.
Top Lines, Commercial property/casualty; employee benefits; niche programs.