a nice little earner

British informal
an arrangement from which you get money without having to work hard

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • (a) nice little earner — a nice little earner british informal phrase an arrangement from which you get money without having to work hard Thesaurus: something that is easy to dosynonym Main entry: earner …   Useful english dictionary

  • (a) nice little earner — British & Australian, informal something such as a job or a business that allows you to earn a lot of money. That waitressing job s a nice little earner …   New idioms dictionary

  • earner — earn‧er [ˈɜːnə ǁ ˈɜːrnər] noun [countable] JOBS 1. someone who earns money by working: • He s the highest earner in the company at the moment. • It is hard when there is only one wage earner in the family. 2. an investment or …   Financial and business terms

  • earner — noun 1 (C) someone who earns money for the job that they do: high earner/low earner etc: Private childcare is still too expensive for the average earner. | wage earner: Most wage earners are paid by cheque. 2 a nice little earner BrE informal… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • earner — [[t]ɜ͟ː(r)nə(r)[/t]] earners 1) N COUNT: usu supp N An earner is someone or something that earns money or produces profit. ...a typical wage earner... Sugar is Fiji s second biggest export earner. 2) PHRASE: N inflects, usu v link PHR, PHR after… …   English dictionary

  • earner — n British a scheme or situation which brings financial advantage, especially when unexpected or illicit. Originally from the language of police and thieves, the term, especially in the vogue phrase a nice little earner , entered general cir… …   Contemporary slang

  • earner — earn|er [ˈə:nə US ˈə:rnər] n 1.) someone who earns money for the job that they do high/low/average earner ▪ Private childcare is still too expensive for the average earner. ▪ He is the only wage earner in the family. 2.) a business or activity… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • earner — UK [ˈɜː(r)nə(r)] / US [ˈɜrnər] noun [countable] Word forms earner : singular earner plural earners 1) someone who earns money by working high/low earner: High earners should not be penalized by the tax system. wage earner: There are two wage… …   English dictionary

  • earner — noun a) One who earns money. Those Japanese radios were a nice little earner; we sold all of them by lunchtime. b) A profitable product or scheme …   Wiktionary

  • earner — / ɜ:nə/ noun a person who earns money ♦ a nice little earner a business that produces a good income …   Dictionary of banking and finance

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