above the line

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above the line (not comparable)

  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