numbers stack up in favour of


Senior Member
Mandarin / the Shanghai Dialect

“Someone with strong financial acumen should be able to evaluate the impact of a business decision – whether it be investment in a new product, new technology or a rethink of an existing business process – and answer the question: do the numbers stack up in favour of this idea?”

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How can I interpret “stack up” here? Definition 1 doesn’t seem to fit.

Stack up:
1: to add up : TOTAL
2: MEASURE UP, COMPARE —usually used with against

Definition of STACK UP
  • Franco-filly

    Senior Member
    English - Southern England
    Someone with strong financial acumen, for example an accountant would "add up the figures [analyse the costs of the products, etc.] to see if these add up to/total an amount that would suggest that this was a favourable proposition."
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