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goldmine in Industry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgoldminegold‧mine, gold mine /ˈɡəʊldmaɪn $ ˈɡoʊld-/ noun [countable]  1 informalPROFIT a business or activity that produces large profits The nightclub turned out to be a goldmine.2 TIa place where gold is dug out from a hole in the ground3 be sitting on a goldmine
Examples from the Corpus
goldmineThis was never well stocked and could hardly have been a goldmine.It was the kiss that did for me, I think, not being called a goldmine.I bet that corner shop's a goldmine.It's just a scruffy little beach café, but in summer it's an absolute goldmine.Consumerism, the modern goldmine and pipeline, roll merrily along.It was loth to do this because the bonds were a potential goldmine when the junk-bond market recovered.Manufacturers of computer-aided design systems are jockeying aggressively to take advantage of this potential goldmine.His printing business has turned out to be a real goldmine.One unfortunate woman who ran a discount shoe store was oblivious to the fact she was sitting on an old school goldmine.Yet, in terms of potential, Sam had a shrewdness and a mind which was akin to an untapped goldmine.