Definition of Turn a loss

1. Verb. Fail to make money in a business; make a loss or fail to profit. "They turn a loss the money "; "The company turned a loss after the first year"

Exact synonyms: Lose
Antonyms: Break Even, Profit
Derivative terms: Loser, Losings

Lexicographical Neighbors of Turn A Loss

turn-by-turn navigation
turn a blind eye
turn a corner
turn a deaf ear
turn a hair
turn a loss (current term)
turn a new leaf
turn a nice dime
turn a nice dollar
turn a nice penny
turn a phrase
turn a profit
turn about
turn against
turn and bank indicator
turn around
turn arounds
turn away
turn back

Literary usage of Turn a loss

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. State Taxation of Personal Incomes by Alzada Comstock (1921)
"and that it lacks the power to turn a loss into a theoretical profit. The decision was expected in May, 1921, and the case was to be taken before the Court ..."

2. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1866)
"F they did that, as was the case in this instance, they would turn a loss into a respectable profit. The last year before the Thames Graving Dock Company ..."

3. A Treatise on Insurances by Balthazard-Marie Emerigon, Samuel Meredith (1850)
"assured desires to turn a loss to advantage, and to receive more than he had placed at risk, the good faith he might have possessed in the beginning is ..."

4. Handbook of Cost Data for Contractors and Engineers: A Reference Book Giving by Halbert Powers Gillette (1905)
"Any one of them may be sufficient to turn a loss into a profit on work of magnitude. The young civil engineer, whether before graduation from college or ..."

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