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What does cash cow mean?


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cash cow

Definition


A cash cow refers to someone or something that generates a steady return of profits; a moneymaker.

Origin


The phrase 'cash cow' makes reference to farm dairy cows raised to produce milk and cheese, providing a regular stream of income with little maintenance.
Female cows give birth to calves and continue to provide milk. Farmers sell that milk with little work and maintenance for a regular income.
In business, a cash cow is an investment that generates a steady stream of income with little effort or maintenance.

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Example(s)

1. Typewriters, which had been their cash cow for so many years, witnessed a collapse of sales.
2. The young actress turned out to be the cash cow for most Hollywood studios.
3. The YouTube channel he created is a cash cow that generates a 6-figure income.

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