a licence to print money

informal
a way of making a very large amount of money easily

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • licence to print money — usually DISAPPROVING ► a situation in which a person or organization is given the permission or opportunity to become very rich without much effort: »Healthcare should not be seen as a licence to print money for the private sector. Main Entry:… …   Financial and business terms

  • licence to print money —    An officially authorized activity which enables people to make a lot of money without much effort is called a licence to print money.     The contract to supply computers to schools was a licence to print money …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • licence to print money — noun a) A means of generating a large income with little effort. b) The authority to print money, usually given to a central bank exclusively as the issuer of currency …   Wiktionary

  • (a) licence to print money — a licence to print money informal phrase a way of making a very large amount of money easily Thesaurus: relating to making profitsynonym Main entry: licence * * * a licence to print ˈmoney idiom ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • be a licence to print money — British & Australian, American if a company or activity is a licence to print money, it causes people to become very rich without having to make any effort. These shopping channels are just a licence to print money …   New idioms dictionary

  • licence — A paper or electronic document issued by the competent authority, authorizing and requiring the import or export of the goods specified and/or imposing other special requirements as necessary. HM Customs & Revenue Glossary * * * licence li‧cence… …   Financial and business terms

  • licence — li|cence W2S3 BrE license AmE [ˈlaısəns] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(document)¦ 2¦(agreement)¦ 3¦(freedom)¦ 4 artistic/poetic licence 5¦(excuse)¦ 6 licence to print money ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1.) ¦(DO …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • print — 1 /prInt/ verb 1 WORDS BY MACHINE a) (I, T) to produce words, numbers, or pictures on paper, using a machine which puts ink onto the surface: That s what your letter s going to look like when it s printed. | Press this key to print a copy of the… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • print — [[t]prɪ̱nt[/t]] ♦♦ prints, printing, printed 1) VERB If someone prints something such as a book or newspaper, they produce it in large quantities using a machine. [V n] He started to print his own posters to distribute abroad... [V n] The Slovene …   English dictionary

  • licence — [[t]la͟ɪs(ə)ns[/t]] ♦♦♦ licences (in AM, use license) 1) N COUNT A licence is an official document which gives you permission to do, use, or own something. Smith, who did not have a licence, admitted driving without due care and attention... The… …   English dictionary

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