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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.
It was a red-letter day for one Fort Bragg soldier the day he got his prosthetic leg.
September 20th must have been a red-letter day for the muckrakers.
It was more of a red-letter day for the passengers than the priests, since the Vatican probably hadn't seen quite so many homosexuals in its halls since, oh, the day before, or the day before that.
December 18 is a red-letter day. That is when members of the Electoral College cast their votes for President and Vice President of the U.S.
July 23, 1983, was - as I wrote in this space at the time - a red-letter day in the annals of organized (or disorganized) athletics.
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.