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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.
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It was one of those red-letter days, but there was a lot of luck involved," says Bromley.
COUNTDOWN star Rachel Riley is lost for words as her 1,000th appearance on the Channel 4 TV show turns into a red-letter day.
IT WAS a red-letter day for fledgling trainer Will Kinsey at Sedgefield as his first two runners as a trainer both won.
DAVID PIPE enjoyed a red-letter day in his short training career and evoked memories of his father Martin's heyday as he dominated the action at Cheltenham.
The nominations signaled a red-letter day for smaller independent films.
First Minister Rhodri Morgan got up in the Assembly chamber and began a speech with the words 'today is a red-letter day for Wales'.
POSTMAN Peter Thompson is celebrating a red-letter day in his fledgling football career.
A CORINTHIANS club outing to Ardgower turned into a red-letter day for John McEwan when he boated a132 lb skate.
Ray Goldstein, who seems to spend almost as much time in the ambulance room, has a red-letter day at Windsor where, at the age of 36, he lands the first treble of his career at odds of 944-1.
POP star Geri Halliwell was on hand to mark a red-letter day for the Royal Mail.