- a loss-making product or business activity is one that does not make a profit:
• Loss-making, state-owned businesses will be sold off.— loss-maker noun [countable] :
• The plant has long been a loss-maker for Volvo.
* * *loss-making UK US /ˈlɒsˌmeɪkɪŋ/ adjective FINANCE, COMMERCE► relating to a business or part of a business that does not make a profit: »
He controls a vast business empire, but many of his firms are loss-making.»
a loss-making business/company/venture»
a loss-making activity/contract/operation► relating to a period of time during which a person, company, etc. does not make a profit: »
It is expected to show losses of £26m-£29m in the traditionally loss-making first half.loss-maker (also loss maker) noun [C]► »
Distilling the sugar into rum turns it from a loss maker into a valuable export commodity.
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