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coin money

To earn a very large amount of money, especially by doing something very successfully. We'll be coining money if we can manage to secure a trading partner in China. I hear Sarah been coining money with sales from her latest novel.
See also: coin, money

coin money

Also, mint money. Make a great deal of money easily or very quickly. For example, With a monopoly on the market he could coin money, or These highly motivated realtors just about enable the agency to mint money. This hyperbolic expression dates from the mid-1800s.
See also: coin, money
References in classic literature ?
And then my mystery will bring me in a great deal of coined money, if they will only pay me.
This puts coined money out of the question, but nevertheless implies that the gold had been worked into ornaments of some kind.
and coined money on the exchange, while Calkins and the rest went right on with their scrubs that couldn't give enough milk to pay for their board.
Philosophy, theatre, applied science, calculus, coined money, the hoola-hoop .
Kings and rulers coined money and spent it into circulation, often to fund war and conquest, but at least it bore no interest.
No coined money was known in the Babylonian Empire.
Customers of building societies and insurers coined money when their firms floated.
The Parthenon inventories, as is well known, do not contain coined money, but are rather records of what Wade-Gery called `the loose furniture of the three rooms in question',(22) especially silver bowls, cups and gold crowns.
A clearly indicated that these [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] under consideration consisted primarily of coined money, as the resulting document itself confirms.
Both from the deposits of owed sums with the treasurers of Athena(24) and from the discussion of 200 talents voted for repayment, it is clear that the [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] here are primarily coined money.
Nor is the terminology employed to describe the treasure out of place for references to coined money.
In quality, range of functions, and influence on the rest of the world, Lydia as the birthplace and Ionian Greece as the nursery of coined money have undoubted priority over China.
Charlemagne reintroduced coined money to the West in about 800 A.