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Black

Informal; describing a financial statement that ends with a positive assessment. For example, if a company produces a profit for a given period of time, it is said to be "in the black." The term comes from the color of ink used for such statements. See also: Red.

black

Of or relating to the profitability of a firm or the operations of a firm. The term derives from the color of ink used to enter a profit figure on a financial statement. Compare red.
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I stayed at home next day," he said, bending down a little and plunging his glance into the black eyes of the woman so that she should not observe the trembling of his lips.
com in order to take pre-orders and help fund the production of his first studio album as Black Eye Affair.
A black eye refers to the area around the eye becoming puffy, swollen and dark.
HADSTON: A teenager has a black eye after he was punched and kicked to the ground by an older man.
I never had a black eye in my life but I can't say that anymore
The woman, 33, was taken to hospital and treated for a black eye and bruises.
One had his teeth knocked out and suffered head and rib injuries while the other was given a black eye.
Her attacker was white, in his mid to late 30s, about 5ft 4ins tall and had a black eye, very short blond hair and stubble.
A MAN was left with a black eye after an assault in Stratford.
I heard you're really into getting drunk and playing the black eye game.
Even when Amex gets a black eye, it doesn't get a big enough black eye for anyone to really take notice.
The first work in the show was a self-portrait supposedly inspired by the black eye the artist garnered while climbing rocks on the seashore of Long Island's East End.