cash cow


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cash cow

A business or investment that generates a large or consistent profit. When Bob purchased stock in that software company 10 years ago, he never expected it to become such a cash cow. Now that it has quadrupled in value, he'll be able to retire early.
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cash cow

A dependable source of profit, as in The small-appliance division is this company's cash cow. Although this precise term dates only from about 1970, milch cow was used in exactly the same way from 1601.
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cash cow

n. a dependable source of money; a good investment. Mr. Wilson turned out to be the cash cow we needed to start our repertoire company.
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Olick also reported, “Carter is promising 20 percent cash return on most of his investments, and his "Texas Cash Cow Investments"is just the business model his clients want.
In contrast, with the SMITH'S Cash Cow Coupon Book program, fundraisers can make 150 percent profit or more, with no-out-of pocket expenses.
Villaraigosa's next task is to appoint people of honesty and integrity to the Airport Commission, people who will serve the public interest and not the private interests of politicians and others who for too long have seen LAX as a cash cow for themselves.
But, sad to say, the mayor and council, the unions, consultants and contractors are so addicted to robbing the public, it's hard to imagine weaning them from the DWP cash cow.
As continually emerging revelations about the pay-for-play scandal are showing, the DWP was a cash cow for various consultants who also had close ties with city politicos.
We can only hope that Deaton's marching orders do not include the mandate to eventually eliminate the DWP's independent or ``proprietary'' status, which is authorized by the city charter, and instead bring the utility directly into City Hall as a full-time cash cow for hundreds of useless city projects.
They think it's cool to beat the system and get something for nothing from the big cash cow of the insurance industry, but it ends up coming out of the pockets of their loved ones.
California has become the national cash cow and we are being milked dry,'' she said.
But a new study shows that another season is becoming a major cash cow for retailers: the back-to-school season.
However, cost savings are almost exhausted and the cash cow -- fixed-line -- is in full retreat despite the growth of xDSL.
I'm not sure how the dairy business is just now Robert but surely a cash cow would be more help?
see "Milking the Cash Cow," Motivation, June 1998) opted to do last November after he was ousted by CBG's board of directors in August.