Definition of a nice little earner in English:

a nice little earner

phrase

British
informal
  • A profitable activity.

    ‘Christmas parties have become a nice little earner for museums’
    • ‘I learned a good deal about the mechanics of it on this trip, and it's clearly a nice little earner for my two friends.’
    • ‘It all sounds like a nice little earner, with escalating prospects.’
    • ‘He had been offered a nice little earner as a 75,000 a year director of Media House.’
    • ‘After all, 148 speeding fines for just two hours' work is a nice little earner, isn't it?’
    • ‘It's a nice little earner as the winners get to host the next challenge.’
    • ‘Spam continues to be a nice little earner for the spammers, because people continue to purchase goods sold via junk email.’
    • ‘Rainbow trout production may prove to be a nice little earner for local producers but there is a long way to go.’
    • ‘This will eliminate hedging costs at a stroke - depriving European banks of a nice little earner.’
    • ‘I sometimes feel they treat conveyancing as a sort of side-line - a nice little earner, but not serious legal work.’
    • ‘The educational sector is a nice little earner for Microsoft: in 2001, Viglen won a contract to supply all of Northern Ireland's schools with MS Software.’