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be a license to print money

Of an activity, business model, or company, to yield very high profits but require little or no effort to do so. Primarily heard in US. All these hefty parking fees and fines are just a license to print money for the city. These trashy gossip magazines are of such low quality, yet they always fly off the shelves. The whole racket is a license to print money.
See also: license, money, print

license to do something

permission, right, or justification to do something. You have no license to behave in that manner! Who granted you license to enter my house without knocking?
See also: license

poetic license

liberties or license of the type taken by artists, especially poets, to violate patterns of rhyme, harmony, structure, etc. I couldn't tell whether he kept making spelling mistakes or if it was just poetic license.
See also: license, poetic

*(a) right to something

 and *(the) right to something
a privilege or license to have something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I have the right to have the kind of house I want. You have a right to any house you can afford.
See also: right

be a licence to print money

  (British & Australian) also be a license to print money (American)
if a company or activity is a licence to print money, it causes people to become very rich without having to make any effort These shopping channels are just a licence to print money.
See also: licence, money, print

poetic license

the way in which writers and other artists are allowed to ignore rules or change facts in their work It's obvious the writer was using a certain amount of poetic licence because the route she mentions has been closed for 50 years.
See also: license, poetic

poetic license

Also, artistic license. The liberty taken by a writer or artist in deviating from conventional form or fact to achieve an effect. For example, I've never seen grass or a tree of that color; but that's artistic license. [Late 1700s]
See also: license, poetic
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Officers aware of the local licensing requirements may take appropriate action when they observe a vehicle carrying construction equipment and displaying a company name without a license number.
Microsoft also announced additional steps it will take to help promote the protocol licensing program.
Correspondence in the Educause listservs for CIOs and for licensing issues points to dissatisfaction with trends in license terms and conditions, particularly in Microsoft's Campus Agreement and successors, but with other vendors of widely used software as well.
Their concerns about licensing are understandable, because of the potential cost of the classes and licenses.
The NAIC's proposal would be easier than the NARAB system by providing agents with a one-stop licensing procedure, said Bissett, who sits on the network's board.
Via Licensing Corporation develops and administers patent licensing programs, frequently referred to as patent pools, on behalf of innovative technology companies and for the convenience of licensees.
This truly is an honor to be inducted into the LIMA Hall of Fame alongside many of the licensing community's celebrated professionals that I have respected throughout my career," said Mr.
Via Licensing representatives will lead the discussions, and NFC patent owners will be present.
Through Intraware's SubscribeNet License Manager, members can reach a broader market for their DRM and/or licensing solutions.
We're very pleased to have Intraware supporting our RLM licensing platform.
Setback in Adoption of Subscription Pricing Highlights Challenges of New Model for Software Vendors, While Flexible Electronic Licensing Continues to Grow
SAN FRANCISCO -- Via Licensing Corporation, in association with the RFID Consortium, today announced a call for essential patents with respect to the air interface standards and specifications announced by EPCglobal Inc.
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a leading provider of automated compliance solutions for the financial services industry, announced the availability of its broker and lender licensing verification service on a stand-alone basis.