A very lucrative commercial activity, typically one perceived as requiring little effort.
- ‘Being a sexy girl in a soap is a license to print money.’
- ‘When exploited properly it's a license to print money, capable of earning its purchase price within a few years.’
- ‘For awhile, starting an Internet company and taking it public was a license to print money.’
- ‘And that's kind of a license to print money - particularly if you're also trying to make your service the definitive place to buy the media products themselves…’
- ‘A liquor license on Whyte Avenue is generally known to be a license to print money.’
- ‘Everyone and his dog now knows that commercial radio is a licence to print money, and they all want quick bucks.’
- ‘France and the UK are currently engaged in a tussle to see who controls such an agency which promises to become a license to print money for the eventual winner.’
- ‘A private company, subsidised by the taxpayer, is given a license to print money at our expense.’
- ‘What it's meant is handing over to them a license to print money so that they are awash with profits at the same time as being morally bankrupt.’
- ‘It used to be a license to print money but no more.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.