any business venture, operation, or product that is a dependable source of income or profit.
a product, acquisition, etc, that produces a steady flow of cash, esp one with a well-known brand name commanding a high market share
A source of money, esp a generous one: But all this leaves The New Republic Inc without a cash cow/ For a fairly blatant cash cow, Pisces Iscariot delivers some fine milk (1970s+)
A dependable source of profit, as in The small-appliance division is this company’s cash cow. Although this precise term dates only from about 1970, milch cow was used in exactly the same way from 1601.
any crop that is considered easily marketable, as wheat or cotton. a crop for direct sale in a market, as distinguished from a crop for use as livestock feed or for other purposes. noun a crop grown for sale rather than for subsistence
a purchaser who pays cash rather than by check, credit card, or charge account.
C.O.D. noun a service entailing cash payment to the carrier on delivery of merchandise COD
a term of sale by which the buyer deducts a percentage from the bill if it is paid immediately in cash or within a stipulated period by check or cash. the amount deducted. noun a discount granted to a purchaser who pays before a stipulated date