gold mine

gold mine
 A very profitable opportunity.
 ► “While older folks may fret over long-term care, life insurance companies are coming to see it as a potential gold mine.” (Euromoney, July 1995, p. 51)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • gold mine — Mine Mine, n. [F., fr. LL. mina. See {Mine}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A subterranean cavity or passage; especially: (a) A pit or excavation in the earth, from which metallic ores, precious stones, coal, or other mineral substances are taken by… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gold mine — Gold Gold (g[=o]ld), n. [AS. gold; akin to D. goud, OS. & G. gold, Icel. gull, Sw. & Dan. guld, Goth. gul[thorn], Russ. & OSlav. zlato; prob. akin to E. yellow. [root]49, 234. See {Yellow}, and cf. {Gild}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. (Chem.) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gold-mine — late 15c., from GOLD (Cf. gold) + MINE (Cf. mine) (n.). Figurative use by 1882 …   Etymology dictionary

  • gold mine — gold′ mine n. 1) min a mine yielding gold 2) a source of great wealth or profit 3) a copious source or reserve • Etymology: 1425–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • gold mine — n. 1. a mine from which gold ore is obtained 2. Informal a source of something very valuable or profitable …   English World dictionary

  • gold mine — ► NOUN 1) a place where gold is mined. 2) a source of great wealth or valuable resources …   English terms dictionary

  • gold mine — [n] very profitable venture bonanza, cash cow*, golden goose*, goose that laid the golden egg*, gravy train*, license to print money*, mother lode, source of supply, vein; concepts 334,537,572 …   New thesaurus

  • gold mine — 1. a mine yielding gold. 2. a source of great wealth or profit, or any desirable thing. 3. a copious source or reserve of something required: a gold mine of information about antiques. [1425 75; late ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • gold mine — noun a) A mine for gold ore or metal. South Africa has many goldmines. b) A very profitable economic venture. This oil deposit is a regular gold mine. We make more and more money every year! …   Wiktionary

  • Gold Mine Studios — is the name of recording studios in Los Angeles, California and Brentwood, Tennessee. Gold Mine is owned by LCS Entertainment Group, headed up by producer Chris Christian. Countless albums have been recorded at Gold Mine since the 1970s,… …   Wikipedia

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