rake it in

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rake it in

  1. (idiomatic) To make a lot of money.
    • 2008, The Observer, 5 Oct 08:
      Budget hotels are raking it in as business people feel the crunch.
    • 2006, The Guardian, 12 Aug 06:
      Alas, geriatrics and convalescent homes, however regal, don't rake it in like moneyed metrosexuals.
    • 1997, Stanley Lombardo, tr. Homer, The Iliad, p. 169:
      I've [...] Looted them all, brought back heirlooms / By the ton, and handed it all over / To Atreus' son, who hung back in camp / Raking it in and distributing damn little.