a nice little earner

nice little earner

A job or business that is very profitable. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. This photography gig that I got a few months ago turned out to be a nice little earner.
See also: earner, little, nice

a nice little earner

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you describe something as a nice little earner, you mean that it is something that you can make money from easily. T-shirts are a nice little earner and it's better than the dole.
See also: earner, little, nice

a nice little earner

a profitable activity or business. British informal
1996 Independent Today's children know a nice little earner when they see one.
See also: earner, little, nice
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I will say to all prospective landlords when the facility is empty it will be a nice little earner if turned into student accommodation - down the road from Coventry University and of course no council tax to pay.
Obviously recession is proving to be a nice little earner for the uppercrust and the banking spivs.
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The Co-op will be seen as doing 'the right thing' but once more the supplier loses out and the Co-op has a nice little earner.
A couple of weeks ago, I missed the chance of a nice little earner by betting on Swansea, Cardiff, Wrexham and Newport all winning.
Is this going to be a nice little earner for the council, while the people have no say and are not part of it?
Amy agreed to do it because it was a nice little earner and didn't involve a lot of travel," the Sun quoted a source, as saying.
A nice little earner for the defunct MPs to step into when they're slung out on their backsides
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