a license to print money

noun phrase
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of a license to print money

sometimes disapproving
: a way of making a large amount of money very easily
  • He says that if the new law is passed it will give these companies a license to print money.

Word by Word Definitions

license play
  1. : permission to act

  2. : freedom of action

  3. : a permission granted by competent authority to engage in a business or occupation or in an activity otherwise unlawful

  1. : to issue a license to

  2. : to permit or authorize especially by formal license

  3. : to give permission or consent to : allow

print play
  1. : a mark made by pressure : impression

  2. : something impressed with a print or formed in a mold

  3. : fingerprint

  1. : to impress something in or on

  2. : to stamp (something, such as a mark) in or on something

  3. : to make a copy of by impressing paper against an inked printing surface

  1. : of, relating to, or writing for printed publications

money play
  1. : something generally accepted as a medium of exchange, a measure of value, or a means of payment: such as

  2. : officially coined or stamped metal currency

  3. : money of account

  1. : involving or reliable in a crucial situation


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