see dollar signs


: to see a way to earn money
Where other people saw junk, she saw dollar signs.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But by the 19th century, new technologies like the mechanized production of cloth and the nascency of synthetic dyes—which made the color black slightly cheaper to render—helped businessmen see dollar signs in death. Katie Thornton, The Atlantic, 26 Sep. 2022 Administrators will see dollar signs and give in. Ralph Alvarado, WSJ, 3 May 2022 This rock crawling crowd has money to spend and automakers see dollar signs when adding special tires, wheels, cameras and features including special tow hooks. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, 8 Oct. 2021

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“See dollar signs.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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