money-making


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money-making

adjective profitable, successful, lucrative, gainful, paying, thriving, remunerative They are trying to attract money-making movies back to Britain.
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money-making

[ˈmʌnɪˌmeɪkɪŋ]
A. ADJ [business etc] → rentable
B. Nganancia f, lucro m
References in classic literature ?
Now money-making, as we say, being twofold, it may be applied to two purposes, the service of the house or retail trade; of which the first is necessary and commendable, the other justly censurable; for it has not its origin in [1258b] nature, but by it men gain from each other; for usury is most reasonably detested, as it is increasing our fortune by money itself, and not employing it for the purpose it was originally intended, namely exchange.
Whence of all forms of money-making it is most against nature.
Hereby perhaps Stubb indirectly hinted, that though man loved his fellow, yet man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence.
You're terribly keen on money-making for an old 'un," he remarked, after a somewhat lengthy pause.
Though it was supposed to be proper for them to have an occupation, the crude fact of money-making was still regarded as derogatory, and the law, being a profession, was accounted a more gentlemanly pursuit than business.
Having died insolvent, it had been purchased, at a bargain, by Legree, who used it, as he did everything else, merely as an implement for money-making.
A gentleman in all his relations and under all circumstances, even his cold scientific abstraction was provocative; rich men envied his lofty ignorance of the smaller details of money-making, even while they mistrusted his judgment.
You'd soon have thrown up all this rowdyism that you indulge in now, and you'd have settled down to quiet, steady money-making, because you have little education; and here you'd have stayed just like your father before you.
As people increasingly look to monetize their use of Instagram, YouTube, and other social media platforms; with the proliferation of money-making apps and websites, like LetGo, Offer-Up, SwagBucks, and AirBnB; and the escalation of home-based, solopreneur and entrepreneurial businesses, Eric Lofholm--founder, president, and chief executive officer of Eric Lofholm International, Inc.
Addressing students at Pune's Fergusson College, Modi said: "Education has become a money-making business.
EVEN Alan Sugar would have admired the money-making skills of 16 Teesside apprentices.
Both of us have turned down huge money-making opportunities because family is more important.