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cash cow

noun

: someone or something that makes a lot of money for a business, organization, etc.

Full Definition of CASH COW

1
:  a consistently profitable business, property, or product whose profits are used to finance a company's investments in other areas
2
:  one regarded or exploited as a reliable source of money <a singer deemed a cash cow for the record label>
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Examples of CASH COW

  1. The football team was a cash cow for the university.
  2. The movie studio saw the actress as a cash cow.

First Known Use of CASH COW

1979

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