[ plou-bak ]
/ ˈplaʊˌbæk /
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a reinvestment of earnings or profits in a business enterprise.
the money thus reinvested.
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Origin of plowback
First recorded in 1945–50; noun use of verb phrase plow back
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Idioms and Phrases with plowback
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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