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windfall

US [ˈwɪn(d)ˌfɔl]
UK [ˈwɪn(d)ˌfɔːl]
  • n.意外之财;意外获得的东西;风吹落的果子(尤指苹果)
  • Web横财;外快;意外的收获
Plural Form:windfalls  
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n.
1.
意外之财;意外获得的东西an amount of money that sb/sth wins or receives unexpectedly
The hospital got a sudden windfall of £300 000.
这家医院获得了一笔 30 万英镑的意外款项。
windfall profits
意外的利润
The government imposed a windfall tax(= a tax on profits to be paid once only, not every year) on some industries.
政府对某些行业征收暴利税。
2.
风吹落的果子(尤指苹果)a fruit, especially an apple, that the wind has blown down from a tree

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