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make a profit

This page is about the collocation make a profit

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to make money from business or investments

For example

  • I bought the house for $200,000 and sold it for $260,000, so I made a profit of $60,000.

  • Big companies employ smart people to ensure they pay very little tax on the huge profits they make.

Note:
A collocation with the opposite meaning is "make a loss"

Quick Quiz

A company makes a good profit if its income is

a. much less than its expenses

b. much more than its expenses

c. about the same as its expenses

Contributor: Matt Errey