that point when start-up founders take their first day off in ten years and have a spiritual awakening which they talk about at large in a TED talk. A break-even point is that moment in the life of a business when total revenue equals total costs or expenses. This means, at this moment, there is no net loss or profit and things are “even”. The break-even point is one of the most commonly used concepts of financial analysis and is often used as a way to identify required output and work towards meeting it.
“What happened to John? Why is he sitting there staring at the sky?” “He broke even.”