字幕表 動画を再生する 英語字幕をプリント Hi this is Tutor Nick P and this is Word Origins 66. The word origin today is cash cow. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. A cash cow is a product or investment that continues to be profitable in a steady way for a long long time or for long periods. By extension, it could also refer to a person that is very ... that is a very dependable source of income. Like for somebody. Maybe they hired that person and that person just keeps making more and more and more money for them. So for that company that person could be a cash cow for them. Okay. Good. So let's continue here. The origin actually does come from the idea of a dairy cow. Like a real cow. A dairy cow is able to produce milk nearly, nearly or almost her whole life and if she gives birth even just one time, she may replace herself and chances are that she will give birth a number of times not just one time. So that would be even better. Therefore cows are a big , big moneymaker for farmers. A cash cow usually exceeds her original investment many times over. So whatever you paid to begin with and got that money back started making more more more more and more. That's what then that sort of person or that thing or real cows make a lot of money. So that's where we got the idea of a cash cow. All right. Anyway, we have a couple of examples here. Example number one. The apartment houses she owns and rents two tenants turned out to be a real cash cow for her. Because maybe she has a number of them and each month she's getting income from all these houses for a number of years. You know of course every now and then she has to do some repairs but that more than makes up for you know, what she gets in rent. Okay. Good. So let's look at number two. That performer is a real cash cow for that nightclub. She has continually packed in the audiences. So many audiences, many people go. Maybe it's a full house every night for many years without end. So she's been popular for quite some time So for, at least for that nightclub she is a real cash cow for them. Okay. Good . I hope you got it. I hope it was clear. I hope hope you enjoyed it. Thank you for your time. Bye-bye.