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1Be received in large amounts:‘the money was rolling in’
pour in, flood in, flow in, stream inView synonyms
- ‘Good crops or bad, high yields or low - it hardly matters, the checks roll in from the federal government, the biggest payroll in farm country.’
- ‘As the drinks flow and the money rolls in, Moe takes credit for the creation and cuts Homer out completely.’
- ‘The caveat, of course, was that their new office was a business and therefore they had to keep the profits rolling in.’
- ‘It's a time-tested formula: take some young talented stars, throw them in a genre piece, and watch the money roll in.’
- ‘He's not incensed over the box office tallies his films garner; the dollars just keep rolling in.’
- ‘Now all 20th Century Fox had to do was wait for the money to start rolling in.’
- ‘Through it all, they prospered financially as donations to the cause rolled in.’
2Casually arrive at a place late:‘Steve rolled in about lunchtime’
arrive, turn up, appear, walk in, make in an appearance, put in an appearance, show one's faceView synonyms
- ‘I rolled in over an hour late.’
- ‘A spirited ‘Five Days In May,’ followed as some stragglers still rolled in.’
- ‘He rolled in at eight this morning.’
- ‘She rolled in after 7pm again tonight.’
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