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  • noun

Synonyms for cash cow

a project that generates a continuous flow of money

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Fines can be perceived as little more than cash cows.
Microsoft's operating system and applications monopolies are the company's cash cows and give it a war chest that has no serious competitor: The company has billions in cash reserves--and Redmond recently reported a profit while the rest of the industry was reeling.
By this thinking, the owners simply renew the license every year as a way to maintain these cash cows.
It's not the utilities, they've been turned into cash cows for the municipal governments.
The sad story of the Vietnamese pot-bellied pig -- in hot demand one minute, unloved the next -- illustrates the folly of expecting animal oddballs to turn into cash cows.
A recently published Yankee Group Report, "Vulnerability Scanning and Assessment Services: Proverbial Cash Cows for MSSPs," focuses on the market drivers, competitive positioning, companies' product strategies, and ROI propositions that the Yankee Group identifies as crucial to the continuing success in the managed security services market.
A large unserved football market like Los Angeles is a valuable asset to team owners who can use the threat of relocation to extort public subsidies from their current cities to build them state-of-the-art stadiums that become cash cows for the owners.
With the price of oil and natural gas escalating, concerns about global warming rising and electricity markets deregulating, these onetime white elephants are starting to look more like cash cows.