crunch the numbers

crunch the numbers
crunch (the) numbers
to deal with data by performing a large number of calculations: »

We hired a major accounting firm to crunch the numbers.

»

We believe we have made a profit, but we haven't crunched the numbers yet.

See also NUMBER CRUNCHER(Cf. ↑number cruncher)
Main Entry: crunch

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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