rake in

  1. earn large sums of money
    Since she accepted the new position, she has been raking it in
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How To Use rake in In A Sentence

  • What percentage does the dealer expect to rake in?
  • Moving the soil surface with a rake in winter will expose many slugs and their eggs to frost damage.
  • Overall, around 6,000 stayaway supporters are racing back to sign up, which will rake in 2.5m. The Sun
  • I hear my first corncrake in a patch of irises by a roadside croft and spend a tantalising and unsuccessful half-hour trying to get a glimpse of it.
  • So they parted, with Drake insisting that he had important family matters to take care of.
  • Hard on the anchors into the esses - a quick and tight left/right/right - make sure you brake in a straight line or the back wheels will be overtaking the bonnet.
  • They present movies like this as cautionary tales but hope to rake in the dough from moviegoers who might buy a ticket precisely to see Dakota dressed in a "wet T-shirt and panties... writhing on a bed and... awkwardly grinding in a hootchy-kootchy pantomime. "Ms. Fanning’s commitment to this material is unwavering in its creepiness."
  • The main parts of a disc brake include the brake cylinder, the brake disc and the brake calipers.
  • (The pertinent experiments were done with monkeys using rakes to manipulate distal objects; specific "bimodal" neurons that usually fire when the monkey's fingertips are touched eventually began to fire when the tip of the rake is touched, thus suggesting that the brain had "incorporated" the rake into its somatosensory "body schema.") Ethical Technology
  • The government just rake in the money and pretend it's all due to good housekeeping, when in fact we are paying more through indirect taxation. Times, Sunday Times
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