Meaning of “mine a rich seam of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"mine a rich seam of sth" in British English

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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.

(Definition of “mine a rich seam of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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