cash cow

cash cow
noun
a project that generates a continuous flow of money
Syn: ↑moneymaker, ↑money-spinner
Hypernyms: ↑project, ↑projection

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noun
: something (as an established product or corporate division) that yields a dependable profit without additional capital investment

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Informal.
any business venture, operation, or product that is a dependable source of income or profit.

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cash cow noun
A well-established business or other enterprise that produces cash with a minimum of maintenance or management
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Main Entry:cash

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cash cow UK US noun [countable] [singular cash cow plural cash cows] business
a product or business that earns a lot of money, especially when this money is used to pay for something else
Thesaurus: relating to making profitsynonym

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cash cow,
U.S. Finance. a regular and reliable source of income or profit: »

Karin Lissakers of the Carnegie Endowment quotes a banker in…an unguarded moment: “That (unmentioned country) is a cash cow for us. We hope they never repay!” (Washington Post).

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n. informal a business, investment, or product that provides a steady income or profit

traditional cash cows like cars and VCRs

a person or organization that is a source of easy profit

for the past 12 years, he's been nothing but her cash cow

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noun, pl ⋯ cows [count]
: someone or something that makes a lot of money for a business, organization, etc.

The football team was a cash cow for the university.

The movie studio saw the actress as a cash cow.

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ˈcash cow f40 [cash cow] noun (business)
the part of a business that always makes a profit and that provides money for the rest of the business

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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