be a license to print money

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be a license to print money

To yield very high profits but require little or no effort to do so, as of an activity, business model, company, etc. 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.
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Victory would set up a possible clash with Andre Agassi - and a win against the former Wimbledon champ would be a licence to print money.