from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See automated teller machine.
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- n. A very profitable scheme or institution, sometimes (derogatory) one that disregards aesthetic or spiritual concerns in favour of making money.
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I believe no man in this country but himself could have kept the money machine a-going.