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pickings

noun [plural] uk   us   /ˈpɪk.ɪŋz/
money that can be earned easily or dishonestly: The street-sellers are lured to the town by the rich/easy pickings that are to be had from foreign tourists.
Translations of “pickings”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不義之財, (不正當的)外快…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不义之财, (不正当的)外快…
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