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
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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
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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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There have always been academic disciplines where a degree is not a nice little earner.
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So there's plenty of time for a nice little earner, eh?
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This is with regards to the letter "Nice little earner" (GDN, November 19).
himself a "nice little earner" when he stepped into the role of dodgy wheeler dealer Arthur Daley in ht Minder back in 1979.
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