The range in a financial declaration that presents net income or reduction.
figurative sense is attested from 1967, from profit and loss bookkeeping, where in actuality the last figure after both tend to be calculated may be the main point here from the page. Also (especially as an adjective) bottomline.
1. Net gain after tax. 2. What exactly is kept all things considered is stated and done.
the past range in an audit; the line that displays profit or loss
- the definitive point
The bottom line is; it's up to you, Howie.