One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Used to represent the sound of a cash register, especially with reference to making money.‘the highlight will be a month-long gig at a casino in the US Virgin Islands—ka-ching!’
- ‘So what if money-making teens in Malaysia say a gleeful ker-ching!’
- ‘But at the same stage, US cheapie producers were discovering that a bikini and a banjo went ker-ching.’
- ‘And the ker-ching of the till when the house sells will be all the more melodious and rewarding for it.’
- ‘Harry Potter got there first and the ker-ching of cash registers the world over proved audiences had a taste for fantasy and magic, wizards and elves.’
- ‘Now the cash registers go ker-ching every time there's a fumble beneath the bed sheets.’
- ‘An Ames or Clarke victory would have produced almost as much ka-ching as a DiMarco win.’
- ‘It's 70 feet each way for - ka-ching - another 53 miles in my exercise log.’
- ‘The theme was the heroic struggle the victors had to endure in achieving sports’ most coveted position - the championship endorsement deal, ka-ching!’
Imitative; compare with ching.
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