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red

Of or relating to a firm or the operations of a firm that are deemed unprofitable. The term derives from the color of ink used to show losses on financial statements. Compare black.
References in classic literature ?
In the midst of the shoes stood a pair of red ones, just like those the princess had worn.
The Red Queen broke the silence by saying to the White Queen,
Give me a red rose," she cried, "and I will sing you my sweetest song.
The red weed grew tumultuously in their roofless rooms.
It fears neither the terrible tempests of the Red Sea, nor its currents, nor its sandbanks.
The King became very angry, and said he would soon find out the truth about it, and if Ring had cut off his hand without good cause he should be hanged; but if it was otherwise, then Red should die.
Knowing his astronomy, he thus gained a reprieve of nearly nine months; and he was confident that within that time he would either be dead or escaped to the coast with full knowledge of the Red One and of the source of the Red One's wonderful voice.
Some time later I was awakened by his frightful growlings and opened my eyes to see three red Martians standing a short distance from us and covering me with their rifles.
With The Black Wolf dead, and may the devil pull out his eyes with red hot tongs, we might look farther and fare worse, mates, in search of a chief," spoke Red Shandy, eyeing his fellows, "for verily any man, be he but a stripling, who can vanquish six such as we, be fit to command us.
answered Nicholas, seeing in Erza and "Uncle's" red Rugay two rivals he had never yet had a chance of pitting against his own borzois.
In 1918 I was present at a meeting of the 'Frisco Reds.
But my wife has gone fishing for red eels to-day, so some of you will have to mind the children.