nice little earner

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

a nice little earner

BRITISH, INFORMAL
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

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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Utility Regulator chief executive Jenny Pyper said: "It has been described to me by business representatives as a nice little earner, it has been a top-up payment.
Wow, semi-final play-off losers, a nice little earner, look back at a pulsating season, incredible over achievement competing against clubs with fat cat owners and parachute payments.
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LIKE many people, I am very concerned at the explosion of provision of new student accommodation in Newcastle - a nice little earner for developers before the bubble bursts.
The trouble is that employers' " national insurance is a nice little earner for the Chancellor, generating nearly PS63billion for the Treasury during the last financial year.
All Gavin sees is a way to turn this weird situation into a nice little earner.
I will say to all prospective landlords when the facility is empty it will be a nice little earner if turned into student accommodation - down the road from Coventry University and of course no council tax to pay.
It was a nice little earner for Jason Merrells, Jill Halfpenny and Angela Griffin back in the day.
A couple of weeks ago, I missed the chance of a nice little earner by betting on Swansea, Cardiff, Wrexham and Newport all winning.
Is this going to be a nice little earner for the council, while the people have no say and are not part of it?
Amy agreed to do it because it was a nice little earner and didn't involve a lot of travel," the Sun quoted a source, as saying.
If they were all done then what a nice little earner.
Plus, it's a nice little earner for the club and the chairman has been smiling from ear to ear ever since he heard the news.
If, as the experts claim, the tunnels are in need of renovation, it should be paid for by the council, not outsourced to some project management team to try to turn a public safety undertaking into a nice little earner.