Meaning of “cash cow” in the English Dictionary

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"cash cow" in British English

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cash cownoun [ C ]

/ˈkæʃ ˌkaʊ/ /ˈkæʃ ˌkaʊ/ specialized

a product or service that makes a lot of money over a long period of time for the company that sells it, often money that is used to support the company's other activities:

(Definition of “cash cow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cash cow" in Business English

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cash cownoun [ C ]

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FINANCE a business, product, or service that makes a large profit, often used to make money to support other business activities:

Hong Kong Telecom has been a cash cow, thanks to a huge number of international calls.

MARKETING a product that has a large share of a market that is growing very little

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(Definition of “cash cow” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)