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English definition of “mine a rich seam of sth”

mine a rich seam of sth

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to take advantage of a strong feeling or quality in a particular situation: Polidori, the right-wing politician, is mining a rich seam of fear and prejudice.Using and misusing
(Definition of mine a rich seam of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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