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cash cow

noun

Simple Definition of cash cow

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cash cow

  1. 1 :  a consistently profitable business, property, or product whose profits are used to finance a company's investments in other areas

  2. 2 :  one regarded or exploited as a reliable source of money <a singer deemed a cash cow for the record label>

Examples of cash cow in a sentence

  1. The football team was a cash cow for the university.

  2. The movie studio saw the actress as a cash cow.



1979

First Known Use of cash cow

1979


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