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money-spinner

A lucrative business or product. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That mobile dating app has proved to be a real money-spinner for the developer—it's making them more money than anything else they've launched before.
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Although no-shows included nominees Julia Roberts, Russell Crowe and Hanks, a surprising number of top money-spinners like Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, John Travolta, George Lucas and Cameron Diaz limo'd in for the good-natured event, where ``Gladiator'' won best picture and Julia Stiles and Sean Patrick Thomas from ``Save the Last Dance'' got the prize for best smooch.
Viking Flagship exhibited the bravery that have made him one of jump racing's biggest money-spinners when snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at Wetherby.
WHILE some farmers pick and sell daffodils, bulbs are the real money-spinners, with rarer varieties fetching higher prices.
Books, board games and computer discs based on the show have all been money-spinners.
The sale of two bookshops, in Ayr and Inverness, and a surplus of pounds 25,000 from their publishing arm, St Andrews Press, were the biggest money-spinners.
Traditional money-spinners such as paper rounds and baby-sitting are still the top ways of supplementing pocket money, a NatWest bank survey reveals.