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nice little earner

A job or business that is very profitable. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. This photography gig that I got a few months ago turned out to be a nice little earner.
See also: earner, little, nice
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a nice little earner

If you describe something as a nice little earner, you mean that it is something that you can make money from easily. T-shirts are a nice little earner and it's better than the dole.
See also: earner, little, nice
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a nice little earner

a profitable activity or business. British informal
1996 Independent Today's children know a nice little earner when they see one.
See also: earner, little, nice
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The difficulty in recruiting experienced qualified fee earners has not only impacted on income levels but has resulted in the movement of more administrative duties to support staff and paralegals taking on more work from fee earners.
The authors caution that those identified as top earners based on short-horizon measures like annual earnings may not correspond to top earners based on lifetime labor market experience.
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The odds that the single earner in these households is experiencing prolonged unemployment are increasing.
Forests will function more as a buffer rather than as a foreign exchange earner. The president has said the country's tropical forests should be given enough breathing time as the impact will be disastrous if forests are seen only as foreign exchange earner.
Both real consumption quantities and budget shares of consumption categories were found to differ by household earner type.
The dramatic increase in the numbers of employed women into the labor market, combined with the rise of dual earner families, has led researchers to closely examine the changing roles of work, family, and community.
One's primary identification could be student or primary wage earner, and disability issues may or may not be prominent in service delivery.
Combining both lifestyle needs and sociodemographic information presents the picture of a second wage earner, who views employment in long-term care as a way of fulfilling home lifestyle needs.
The taxes would be applied marginally, meaning 4.75 percent rates would be applied to an earner's first $10,000 of income, a 4.9 percent rate would apply to the next $90,000 of income, and a 4.95 percent rate would apply to an earner's income from $100,001 to $250,000.
But the findings are clear on one point: the UK's top earners are predominantly male, middle-aged and living in London or the south east.
The segment most impacted during the period were the low- and middle-income earners in areas outside the National Capital Region (NCR).