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mine a rich seam of sth

UK literary
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.
Translations of “mine a rich seam of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 利用(特殊情境下的強烈情感或素質)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 利用(特殊情境下的情感或品质)…
(Definition of mine a rich seam of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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