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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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a cash cow

If you call someone or something a cash cow, you mean that it makes a lot of money. This rather unglamorous property is a cash cow, generating about $700 million a year in advertising revenue. A player like Rooney is a potential cash cow to dozens. Note: The reference is to something that produces money as freely as a cow produces milk.
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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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Meanwhile, Pashu Sanjivn component is identifying 9 crore milch animals through UID, and the government has already sanctioned funds for this scheme.
16) method (Method initially outlined by Ashley Cooper in 1825, later introduced by Milch in 1938; zero position with forward flexion and overhead abduction resulted in all perihumeral muscles at shoulder lies in a line parallel to shaft humerus).
Under such insanitary conditions it is impossible for a good milch animal even to survive let alone to produce some litres of milk.
The residents lament having been forced out of trading in milch cattle, especially cows, in these past three years.
Property records show Milch and his wife, Rita, purchased the almost painfully picturesque, 22-acre waterside spread in early 1996 for $4 million.
Such notion stemmed from the mother's own frustration with dancing, Milch explained.
Authorities said Vidyadaan Institute of Technology and Management located in western Bihar's Buxur district, has, so far, admitted five children of farmers by receiving milch cows and calves as admission fees against 20 seats reserved for children from the poor families.
In Luck, the new HBO series from movie director Michael Mann (Heat, The Insider) and Deadwood creator David Milch, the answer is mostly winning, but also taxes.
This is no less than you'd expect of a show created by writer David Milch and co-produced by director Michael Mann, guys nobody would ever accuse of thinking small.
In her address here at the launch of the Special initiatives of her government such as providing laptops to students, and milch cows and goats, all at no cost, she said that these were intended at uplifting the respective beneficiaries, most of them "poorest of the poor".
Two of the most prolific writers of TV drama of the past 30 years, David Milch and David Simon are known for their use of social realism to tell complex stories about American social, political, and economic life.
Composer Ella Milch-Sheriff told AFP she was appealing to Warsaw's Jewish Historical Institute to give her the crucial chronicle of the Nazi German occupation of Poland made by her late father Baruch Milch.
29 September 2010 - The shareholders of Austrian dairy firm Berglandmilch approved yesterday the takeover of Tirol Milch for an undisclosed sum.
Inspired by the thought, Milch asked Frantz if he would develop a pro bono program for Verizon's domestic legal staff.
At the Milch trial, which began on January 2, 1947, and lasted through thirty-nine trial days until closing statements on March 25, 1947, Harry King was a principal assistant to lead prosecutor Clark Denney.