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Shovel in   /ʃˈəvəl ɪn/   Listen
Shovel in

verb
1.
Earn large sums of money.  Synonym: rake in.
2.
Eat a large amount of food quickly.  Synonyms: bolt down, garbage down, gobble up.






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"Shovel in" Quotes from Famous Books



... Virginia, and there wasn't much money. So I hiked out to Colorado, thinking about all I'd have to do was to cinch up my belt and start to pick up gold nuggets in the streets. The best I could find was work with a shovel in one of the mines over Victor way. Then I got work in another mine handling explosives. I got in front of a missed hole one fine day and was blown down a slope with about a hundred tons of rock on top of me. As luck had it, however, the big ones ...
— The Lilac Girl • Ralph Henry Barbour

... pay. There is coal, for instance. We understand that you Sikhs have proved yourselves adept at work with coal. He who can labor in the bunkers of a ship can handle pick and shovel in the mines, and most of our miners have been called up. Yet we need more ...
— Hira Singh - When India came to fight in Flanders • Talbot Mundy

... clambered over the works that were deemed inaccessible, and attacking the defendants sword in hand, compelled them to fly with the utmost precipitation. This detachment was sustained by sir Cloudesly Shovel in person. The duke of Savoy, taking advantage of the enemy's consternation, passed the river almost ...
— The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. - From William and Mary to George II. • Tobias Smollett



Words linked to "Shovel in" :   earn, gobble up, clear, garbage down, make, eat, realise, bolt down, bring in, take in, realize, pull in, rake in, gain



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