above the line

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above the line (comparative more above the line, superlative most above the line)

  1. (bridge) In the part of the the score sheet in bridge that is reserved for honors, penalty, and premiums; a score that does not count towards game.
  2. (accounting) Classified as an ordinary expense or revenue item, or a current asset.[1]


  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 5