profit-making

profit-making
profit-making ˈprofit-ˌmaking adjective COMMERCE
a profit-making product, activity, organization etc is one that makes money, or one that exists in order to make money:

• We concentrate on being a profit-making company rather than on just chasing sales.

• He plans to set up hundreds of profit-making schools in every state of the union.

— compare loss-making
— profit-maker noun [countable] :

• Heinz's ketchup is one of its biggest profit-makers.

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profit-making UK US adjective
COMMERCE used to describe a company, product, etc. that makes a profit: profit-making business/company/venture »

She does not see why a profit-making business cannot also be ethical.

profit-maker (also profit maker) noun [C]
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In the past five years, they have turned steel into a profit-maker.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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