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EtymologyEdit

From the standard accounting practice of using black ink, as opposed to red ink, to denote positive values, especially a net income.

Prepositional phraseEdit

in the black

  1. (accounting, idiomatic) Having positive net income; having greater income than expenses; making a profit.
  2. (accounting, idiomatic) Having positive net worth.

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