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crunch numbers

Definition To analyze financial statements or financial reports in order to make business decisions
Example 1) We decided to go ahead with the deal after we crunched the numbers and met with the management team.

2) I spent all night crunching numbers and realized that we were spending way too much money building our new factory in Tennessee. We won't be able to make a return on our investment in the next two years as planned.

Etymology Companies produce enormous amounts of financial information, and investors and analysts need to turn those piles of information into simple and clear measurements. To do this, they grind through or crunch this information, like a machine tearing through a mountain.

Eggs in one basket

Angel investor


Bad egg

Bang for the buck

Barking up the wrong tree

Bean counter

Bells and whistles

Big wig

Bite the hand .....



Burn one's bridges

Catch on

Click and mortar

Come to think of it


Corporate ladder

Crunch numbers

Corporate raider

Dead presidents

Dog and pony show



Dry run

Easy as pie

In hot water

In the hot seat

Foot in the door

Head above water

Hired gun


Keep an eye on


Loan shark

Log on


Needle in a haystack

On one's plate

One to one marketing


People person


Quick buck

Red tape

Repo man

Selling like hotcakes

Surf the Web

Take the bull .....


Test the waters

Think outside the box

Throw in the towel

Under the table

Use your head



Win win situation

Wrong side of bed


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