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    Red face polugh profits?

    what does it mean by plough profits?

    ... giving eveyone a change to enjoy fresh food and to plough profits straight back into neighbouring farms.

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    Re: polugh profits?

    Quote Originally Posted by bosun View Post
    what does it mean by plough profits?

    ... giving eveyone a change to enjoy fresh food and to plough profits straight back into neighbouring farms.
    "To plough profits back into something" is to reinvest the profits in the business.

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    Re: polugh profits?

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    "To plough profits back into something" is to reinvest the profits in the business.
    The verb "plough" may seem a bit strange to some learners, but think of a farmer planting a crop of a nitrogen-fixing plant (say, clover) and ploughing it back in.

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    Re: polugh profits?

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post
    The verb "plough" may seem a bit strange to some learners, but think of a farmer planting a crop of a nitrogen-fixing plant (say, clover) and ploughing it back in.

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    Good point.

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