cash cow

(redirected from cash cows)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Financial.
Related to cash cows: Bcg matrix, Growth Share Matrix

cash cow

n.
A product or service that provides a steady, dependable source of funds or income.

cash cow

n
(Economics) a product, acquisition, etc, that produces a steady flow of cash, esp one with a well-known brand name commanding a high market share

cash′ cow`


n.
Slang.
any business venture, operation, or product that is a dependable source of income or profit.
[1970–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cash cow - a project that generates a continuous flow of moneycash cow - a project that generates a continuous flow of money
project, projection - a planned undertaking
References in periodicals archive ?
Present cash cows, while needing to generate sufficient surplus to fund products on the other three quadrants will, in time, when the mature market cycle draws to a close, become dogs.
Another point of contention is an impression, no matter how misguided, that speeding fines are used as little more than cash cows.
We, the electricity consumers, deposit our payments in the cash cows whilst the wind farm developers, land owners and certain farming interests, happily withdraw our money from what they see as their golden geese
sagging demand for sport utility vehicles, its longtime cash cows.
National political conventions are supposed to be the cash cows of the convention business.
com -- revealed that 1,000 of the Coffee-mate Cash Cows had a special marking, making their owners eligible to participate in a contest leading to a $50,000 grand prize split with another Cash Cow owner.