in the black
To achieve *income (definition 2) or to have positive *cash flow. Contrast the phrase "in the *red."

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  • in the black — {adv.} or {adj. phr.}, {informal} In a successful or profitable way; so as to make money. * /The big store was running in the black./ * /A business must stay in the black to keep on./ Contrast: IN THE RED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the black — {adv.} or {adj. phr.}, {informal} In a successful or profitable way; so as to make money. * /The big store was running in the black./ * /A business must stay in the black to keep on./ Contrast: IN THE RED …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the red — {adv.} or {adj. phr.}, {informal} In an unprofitable way; so as to lose money. * /A large number of American radio stations operate in the red./ * /A rich man who has a farm or ranch often runs it in the red, but makes his money with his factory… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the red — {adv.} or {adj. phr.}, {informal} In an unprofitable way; so as to lose money. * /A large number of American radio stations operate in the red./ * /A rich man who has a farm or ranch often runs it in the red, but makes his money with his factory… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the clear — {adj. phr.} 1. Free of anything that makes moving or seeing difficult; with nothing to limit action. * /The plane climbed above the clouds and was flying in the clear./ * /Jack passed the ball to Tim, who was in the clear and ran for a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in the clear — {adj. phr.} 1. Free of anything that makes moving or seeing difficult; with nothing to limit action. * /The plane climbed above the clouds and was flying in the clear./ * /Jack passed the ball to Tim, who was in the clear and ran for a… …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • The Black Album (Jay-Z album) — The Black Album Studio album by Jay Z Released November 14, 2003 …   Wikipedia

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