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plow (something) back (into something)

To reinvest financial gains back into a business or industry. (Usually spelled "plough" in British English.) Even if you're company is thriving, it could still go bankrupt if you don't plow those profits back into the business. Many traders have been plowing part of their enormous earnings back into the tech market, as shares in the biggest companies continue to skyrocket.
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plow back

To reinvest financial gains back into a business. Traders have been plowing back into the tech market, as shares in the biggest companies continue to skyrocket. The company, though very successful on paper, is on the brink of bankruptcy, because the CEOs have been lining their pockets with all of its profits instead of plowing back into it.
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plow back

Reinvest earnings or profits in one's business, as in This company plows back half its profits every year. This term transfers the farming practice of turning the soil from top to bottom to financial enterprises. [First half of 1900s]
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plow back

v.
To reinvest some earnings or profits in one's business: After plowing back its profits for years, the company finally decided to pay dividends to its investors. The owners plowed the profits back into the business, using the money to buy new equipment.
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The Assembly's rural development sub-committee found farmland is being sold off to ease council finances with little cash being ploughed back into either improving or adding to existing stock.
The money they make will no longer be allowed to be automatically ploughed back into paying for MORE cameras.
The profits from the enterprise have been ploughed back into helping other schools in the area provide a better education for their students.
But despite a percentage of the TAB profits being ploughed back into racing, greyhounds will not benefit to any great extent.
All the money raised will be ploughed back into school food education, farm visits and environmental projects.
Almost PS1.8million of the total has been ploughed back into the West Midlands via community projects and initiatives designed to cut crime and antisocial behaviour.
A spokesman said: "The aim is to minimise any effects on staff but continue The average reduction per store is 80 hours a week, The drop was mainly due to pounds 44million being ploughed back into the business, including opening 10 stores, creating 1000 jobs.
It also generates funds to be ploughed back into the region and boosting communities.
They say the money will be ploughed back into promoting the country as a top tourist destination.
Half of the money forfeited will be returned directly to Lancashire Constabulary and ploughed back into policing.
But a council spokesman insisted the scheme, which will start next year, was not expected to make a profit and any revenue would be ploughed back into parking in the city.
Over the next five years Riverside hopes to save more than pounds 3 million, which will be ploughed back into new affordable homes and the improvement of services.
The money, taken from the pockets of those believed to be offenders and those who have been convicted of offences using the Proceeds of Crime Act, has been ploughed back into fighting crime.
The vast sums collected in revenue support an entire industry (not to mention the Treasury), and far too little gets ploughed back into road safety, driver education, safer junctions, better signs and more cop cars.
They said the cash from fines did not get ploughed back into local safety schemes but simply swelled the coffers of central government.