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plow back



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Reinvest earnings or profits in one's business, as in This company plows back half its profits every year . This term transfers the farming practice of turning the soil from top to bottom to financial enterprises. [First half of 1900s]

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So the passage of the plow back and forth was a trial to both the muscles and the spirit.

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