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Rake in   /reɪk ɪn/   Listen
Rake in

verb
1.
Earn large sums of money.  Synonym: shovel in.






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"Rake in" Quotes from Famous Books



... what I was cut out for—to have somebody else to put up the money and look after the repairs and the police and taxes while I run the business. I never had a dollar of my own invested in my life. I wouldn't know how it felt to have the dealer rake in a coin of mine. But I can handle other people's stuff and manage other people's enterprises. I've had an ambition to get hold of something big—something higher than hotels and lumber-yards and local politics. I want to be manager of something way ...
— Roads of Destiny • O. Henry

... then he calls a gang around him an' sez to 'em: "Here's a rich one, fellers. You see this pony—well, he was too blame old to herd geese with when I was punchin' cows over at the Diamond Dot, ten year ago, an' now Happy wants me to sell him, me gettin' one fourth of all I rake in over ten dollars—an' HIM gettin' the ten dollars. What do ya think o' that ...
— Happy Hawkins • Robert Alexander Wason



Words linked to "Rake in" :   clear, bring in, realise, gain, take in, realize, shovel in, earn, pull in, make



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