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Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
He was in the East India Company's Civil Service, and his name appeared, at the period of which we write, in the Bengal division of the East India Register, as collector of Boggley Wollah, an honourable and lucrative post, as everybody knows: in order to know to what higher posts Joseph rose in the service, the reader is referred to the same periodical.
lucrative = profitable
Thank you for your efforts.
I'd say "well paid" rather than merely profitable, which all jobs are if paid at all.
I agree with you. ( a fat job = a well-paid job)
I accept gratefully your correction.
May I use also "money-making", "paying", "beneficial" in the present case?
Last edited by vil; 04-Sep-2010 at 14:16.
And the rich bosses in charge of companies: fat cats.