dollars-and-cents


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dol·lars-and-cents

(dŏl′ər-zən-sĕnts′)
adj.
Considered or expressed in terms of money or profits: a dollars-and-cents approach to running a business.

dol′lars-and-cents′



adj.
considered strictly in terms of money: From a dollars-and-cents standpoint, the house is an excellent purchase.
[1835–45, Amer.]