Whoever wins custody of the kids knows they will be raking in a big pile of dough.
Competition for oligarch clients is fierce, and the firms who win them are raking in record fees.
In response, the British government launched a crackdown on tax avoidance, raking in £2 billion (roughly $3.3 billion).
Spain was raking in huge profits with their New World colonies, mainly by extracting gold and silver.
Because they were the ones “raking in the coals,” they were nicknamed “rakers.”
But I think, on the whole, that no good purpose would be served by raking up the matter afresh.
Scarcely had he uttered the words, when a raking shot cut him in two.
For warmth Dan had spread a covering of dried leaves over him, raking them from sheltered corners of the forest.
For the wind had turned to the west, raking fragrant thickets.
He'd been sure Grundy was smuggling the stuff, and raking off from him.
"toothed tool for drawing or scraping things together," Old English raca "rake," earlier ræce, from Proto-Germanic *rak- "gather, heap up" (cf. Old Norse reka "spade, shovel," Old High German rehho, German Rechen "a rake," Gothic rikan "to heap up, collect"), from PIE *reg- (1) "move in a straight line" (cf. Greek oregein "to reach, stretch out," Latin regere "direct, rule; keep straight, guide;" see regal), perhaps via its action, or via the notion of "implement with straight pieces of wood" [Watkins].
"debauchee; idle, dissolute person," 1650s, shortening of rakehell. Hogarth's "Rake's Progress" engravings were published in 1735.
mid-13c., "clear (rubbish, grass, etc.) by raking; gather (grain) by raking," from rake (n.1), or from a lost Old English verb related to it, or from a similar Scandinavian source (cf. Swedish raka, Danish rage "rake"). Of gunfire from 1630s. Related: Raked; raking. To rake in money or something like it is from 1580s.