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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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Over his 21-year career with Verizon and its predecessor companies, Milch resolved key legal and policy issues that have paved the way for Verizon's transition from a regulated phone company to a premier technology company in the digital age.
I think it is difficult to understand how any mother could take such images and provide them to other parties to disseminate the material," Milch said.
The rule mandates that any students willing to get enrolled there will have to deposit two milch cows plus two calves in the first year, another two milch cows with two claves in the second year but one cow and a calf in the third year as fees to carry forward their engineering course.
The diary of Baruch Milch is important evidence of the past, a document presenting the life and tragic fate of Polish nationals of Jewish origin," national archive chief Slawomir Radon said in a statement.
Maintenance budgets, as with motorists for Westminster politicians, form a convenient milch cow for financing any hare-brained scheme with the results that are clearly visible in deteriorating roads and dilapidated public buildings.
However, the court re-issued arrest warrants against six Swiss directors of Cotecna, including John Schlagal Milch, who was allegedly working as the "front man" of President Asif Ali Zardari.
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.
March 5 2010 -- The Vietnam-based Milch Cow Company is to invest more than VND45 billion (US$2.
UTRECHT, The Netherlands, February 18, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- WCC Smart Search & Match, the leading provider of high-performance search and match software, today announced that its partner, milch & zucker based in Bad Nauheim, Germany, has released an iPhone app for their JobStairs website that uses WCC's ELISE to match job seekers with job postings from the largest companies in Germany.
Until she declares otherwise, her favoured position with the New Labour establishment suggests that her politics will be a continuation of those espoused by Jane Kennedy, which has turned Labour into an anti-socialist replica of Thatcher's party and Britain into a haven for the filthy rich and a milch cow for the banking bonus brigade.
With renowned producer- director David Milch presenting the trophy, Canani said, "It looked like I was Deadwood," in reference to the popular HBO series that Milch wrote and produced.
ADPnews) - Oct 7, 2009 - Austrian dairy cooperative Tirol Milch must not sell its fruit milk drink Latella in bottles similar to those of Austrian fruit juice producer Pago.
A flawless technical production, this CD features twelve entertaining compositions that include Eat Like a Rainbow; Mes Parents Sant Bio; Bolitas de Arroz con Pollo; Ice Cream; Goutez-les; Peberpelikan; Beautiful Day; Bowl of Cherries; Pomodora; shoo fly Pie; Let's Bake Cookies; and Milch.
Some vaccines are prohibited during pregnancy, milch animals (whose milk should not be used for human consumption for a particular period of time).