windfall

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English - English
a sudden large benefit; especially an influx of money

Businessmen rushed to get every last commodity aboard a departing ship, hoping for a windfall once the world realized these would be the very last sacks of flour available, thus driving up prices.

A fruit that has fallen from a tree naturally, as from wind

They couldn't reach the branches, so they ate the windfalls.

Something that has been blown down by the wind
a piece of unexpected good fortune, especially a legacy
an apple or other fruit blown from a tree by the wind
Tree or trees that have been uprooted or broken off by the wind Also known as blow down
fruit that has fallen from the tree
Sudden, unexpected profit caused by events not controlled by the beneficial person or company For example, oil companies and their shareholders in the 1970s earned windfall profits because of oil prices increases
Unexpected legacy; money which has come de coelo Some of the English nobility were forbidden by the tenure of their estates to fell timber, all the trees being reserved for the use of the Royal Navy Those trees, however, which were blown down were excepted, and hence a good wind was often a great godsend
a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money); "the demand for testing has created a boom for those unregulated laboratories where boxes of specimen jars are processed lik an assembly line"
An unexpected financial gain
A windfall is a fruit, especially an apple, that has fallen from a tree
A windfall is a sum of money that you receive unexpectedly or by luck, for example if you win a lottery
A tree blown down by the wind
{i} something blown down by the wind (e.g. fallen fruit); find, unexpected good fortune; unexpected inheritance
an unexpected profit
an unexpected acquisition
Anything blown down or off by the wind, as fruit from a tree, or the tree itself, or a portion of a forest prostrated by a violent wind, etc
An unexpected legacy, or other gain
windfall loss
deficit that was not predicted in advance, large and surprising loss
windfall profit
profit that occurs unexpectedly as a consequence of some event not controlled by those who profit from it
windfall profit
A sudden unexpected profit uncontrolled by the profiting party
windfall profit
A one-time gain arising from limiting entry It comes from the increased value of a license or individual quota when the fishery is limited It can only be obtained by a fisherman's selling his fishing privilege
windfall tax
an additional amount of tax that the British government sometimes takes from a company that has suddenly earned a large amount of money that it did not expect to earn
had a windfall
obtained something without effort, had an unexpected piece of good fortune, received an unexpected gain
having a windfall
obtaining something without effort, having an unexpected piece of good fortune, receiving an unexpected gain
windfalls
plural of windfall
windfall
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