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Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 1 decade ago

Why “cash cow” means a profit?

Why “cash cow” means making a profit?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The term developed from the fact that a single cow could transform a a rural family’s lifestyle into one of prosperity. This was accomplished by using a cow to basically turn grass into money. Money through the sale of milk, beef, leather... basically anything you can use a cow for. And since cows can reproduce they can provide a constant flow of money so to speak. Therefore the term "cash cow" was created and is now used in business to describe and investment/product that provides a steady stream of income.

  • 1 decade ago

    Dairy term, a cow who converts grass to money

  • 1 decade ago

    its like milking a cow, but cash goes out instead of milk

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    If you sell it too cheaply, it is not a profit.

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  • 1 decade ago

    big fat lump sum

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