rake in/off (to)

 Bring in large amounts, usually money.
 ► “ If just 15% of Windows customers upgrade to the new version, Microsoft will rake in close to $1 billion in the first year.” (Business Week, July 10, 1995, p. 94)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • rake sth off — UK US rake sth off Phrasal Verb with rake({{}}/reɪk/ verb ► to take part of the money or profit that someone earns, used especially when this seems unfair or too much: »The fund management business rakes off a significant chunk of an investment s …   Financial and business terms

  • rake — [reɪk] verb FINANCE rake something → in phrasal verb [transitive] to obtain money, profits etc in large amounts: • Batman merchandise raked in an estimated $500 million in retail sales while it was hot. rake something → off phrasal verb… …   Financial and business terms

  • rake off — verb To remove (something from something) in a sweeping motion. rake leaves off the road …   Wiktionary

  • rake-off — ˈrake off noun [countable] informal FINANCE a share of profits, sometimes one that is obtained secretly or dishonestly: • Corrupt officials may expect a rake off when expensive goods are imported. * * * rake off UK US noun [C] INFORMAL …   Financial and business terms

  • Rake — Rake, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Raked} (r[=a]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Raking}.] [AS. racian. See 1st {Rake}.] 1. To collect with a rake; as, to rake hay; often with up; as, he raked up the fallen leaves. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence: To collect or draw… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rake-off — n informal a dishonest share of profits →↑cut ▪ The taxi driver gets a rake off from the hotel …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • rake-off — rake offs N COUNT If someone who has helped to arrange a business deal takes or gets a rake off, they illegally or unfairly take a share of the profits. [INFORMAL] Syn: cut …   English dictionary

  • rake-off — ☆ rake off [rāk′ôf΄ ] n. [ RAKE1 + OFF1: orig. gambler s term for part of stakes raked off by the croupier as profit for the house] Slang a commission, rebate, or share, esp. when received in an illegitimate transaction …   English World dictionary

  • rake off — index decrease Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • rake-off — rake ,off noun count INFORMAL a part of the profits from a business activity, especially when someone obtains it in an unfair or dishonest way …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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