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Shovel in   /ʃˈəvəl ɪn/   Listen
Shovel in

verb
1.
Earn large sums of money.  Synonym: rake in.
2.
Eat a large amount of food quickly.  Synonyms: bolt down, garbage down, gobble up.






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"Shovel in" Quotes from Famous Books



... into the room, seized the great iron shovel that stood before the fireplace, and began dealing reckless blows at the hissing serpent. A big black-snake is not a pleasant customer, but neither—for a black-snake—is a frenzied mother with an iron fire shovel in her hand, and this particular snake turned tail, a great deal of it, by the way, since it extended to its head, and disappeared over the doorsill in a cataract of black and into the ...
— A Man and a Woman • Stanley Waterloo

... o'clock, and the afternoon sun reddened the western windows of one of the busiest of Government offices. In an airy room on the third floor Richard Dale was batting. Standing in front of the coal-box with the fire-shovel in his hands he was a model of the strenuous young Englishman; and as for the third time he turned the Government india-rubber neatly in the direction of square-leg and so completed his fifty the bowler could hardly repress ...
— Happy Days • Alan Alexander Milne

... Jacob?" inquired Tom, coming up to me with the shovel in his hand, and glowing with ...
— Jacob Faithful • Captain Frederick Marryat

... and thirteen miles from Ste. Agatha a Yankee tramp was hurrying toward the parish of Ste. Catherine. He had the money for one pick and one shovel in his pocket keeping company with one note from the purse of the generous Cure of St. Eustace and one of a much larger denomination, from the wise but hard-hearted Cure of Ste. Agatha, who never gave ...
— The City and the World and Other Stories • Francis Clement Kelley



Words linked to "Shovel in" :   gain, pull in, garbage down, bring in, take in, make, earn, clear, realise, gobble up, realize, bolt down, rake in, eat



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