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What does cash cow mean?

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cash cow

This idiom refers to someone or something that generates a steady return of profits; a moneymaker.

The phrase 'cash cow' is a metaphor for a dairy cow used on farms to produce milk, offering a steady stream of income with little maintenance.

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1. The typewriters production 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.

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