see dollar signs

idiom

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

Examples of see dollar signs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When the friendly college-aged lifeguard Shane (Nick Robinson) notes that the poolside Snack Shack is up for summer rental, the boys see dollar signs. J. Kim Murphy, Variety, 16 Mar. 2024 For the time being, there’s probably not much to be done about the fact that some companies see dollar signs in rising death tolls. Kate Aronoff, The New Republic, 17 Oct. 2023 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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/see%20dollar%20signs. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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