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earner

Meaning: a good source of money

For example:

  • Renting out their houses for a couple of weeks in summer became a nice little earner for families on many Greek islands.

  • Frank though that buying and selling shares would be a good little earner for him, but unfortunately it didn't work out that way.

Note: most commonly used in the phrase "a nice little earner"

Quick Quiz:

Which of the following could be "a nice little earner" for someone?
  1. starting an online business
  2. doing an exercise program
  3. following a low-fat diet

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