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pickings

noun
     
pickā€§ings [plural] informal
money or profits that you can get easily from a situation:
There were rich pickings (=a lot of money) to be had from the stock market.
There are easy pickings for thieves at these big outdoor concerts.
slim/lean/meagre pickings
Companies are put off investing in poor areas because of the meagre pickings to be had.

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