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  • n  twelve dozen
  • n  the entire amount of income before any deductions are made
  • v  earn before taxes, expenses, etc.
  • a  before any deductions
    gross income
  • s  lacking fine distinctions or detail
    the gross details of the structure appear reasonable
  • s  repellently fat
  • s  visible to the naked eye (especially of rocks and anatomical features)
  • s  without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers
    gross negligence
  • s  conspicuously and tastelessly indecent
    a revoltingly gross expletive
  • s  conspicuously and outrageously bad or reprehensible
    gross ineptitude
    gross injustice

  • The one semifizzle among superpricey films: Terminator Salvation, whose $370 million worldwide gross means that, after costs, it will just about make back its $200 million budget.
  • Few capitalistic ventures can rival the return on invest ment of a movie megabit, and National Lampoon's Animal House is, in more ways than one, a gross example.
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  • Ben Bernanke in
    Real gross domestic product will not grow much, if at all, over the first half of 2008 and could even contract slightly,Bernanke said in testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee. "A recession is possible."
  • President Bush in Seattle Post Intelligencer
    At a time when net farm income is projected to increase by more than $28 billion in one year, the American taxpayer should not be forced to subsidize that group of farmers who have adjusted gross incomes of up to $1.5 million,Bush said....

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