One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thing that brings in a profit.
- ‘All these privatised services must be money-spinners for the companies involved, otherwise they would not do them and it is our local taxes making their profits.’
- ‘It is hoped that the trial could lead to the plant becoming a valuable money-spinner for farmers in Scotland, who have seen their earnings plummet in recent years.’
- ‘Serials are major money-spinners as they bring in commercials of consumer goods.’
- ‘Today, heritage is proving a money-spinner as a major tourist attraction the way it has been packaged and is being marketed.’
- ‘Sometimes fledgling York firms’ nifty ideas may seem to be all hot air, but with a little cash help they can turn into money-spinners.’
- ‘The real money-spinners are franchises aimed at children, which are essentially licences to print money.’
- ‘Please note, this project is in no way a potential money-spinner!’
- ‘Networks might not be the money-spinner the carriers once hoped, but they're bringing increasing cheer to investors with each quarter.’
- ‘Most were cancelled in mid-season and replaced with reality shows, which are guaranteed money-spinners for advertisers.’
- ‘Sailing is a major money-spinner for Lymington and any reduction in the number of visiting yachtsmen would be a serious blow to local trade.’
- ‘The work was very welcome and a good money-spinner for the museum.’
- ‘Given the frequency with which people change address these days, an efficient redirection service could be a real money-spinner.’
- ‘In Uganda, the reserves where foreign visitors come to commune with the mountain gorilla have proved a money-spinner.’
- ‘It should be a real money-spinner, with a possible total of £40,000 not far-fetched.’
- ‘It will also be a huge money-spinner for the area as it is expected to attract 60 teams from more than 20 countries.’
- ‘Normally, the chain's four eateries - one West End, one East End, one Old Town and one at Bruntsfield - are guaranteed money-spinners.’
- ‘Organisers behind a cancelled charity walk on Bingley's relief road are planning an alternative money-spinner.’
- ‘This is the biggest money-spinner in our school, serving a variety of chocolate bars, crisps and sugared drinks.’
- ‘I can only see these cameras as money-spinners.’
- ‘Sales of sites to the highest bidder for holiday homes or other speculative investment has become a money-spinner for some.’
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