rainmaker
noun Date: 1775 1. a person who produces or attempts to produce rain by artificial means 2. a person (as a partner in a law firm) who brings in new business; also a person whose influence can initiate progress or ensure success • rainmaking noun

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  • rainmaker — UK [ˈreɪnˌmeɪkə(r)] / US [ˈreɪnˌmeɪkər] noun [countable] Word forms rainmaker : singular rainmaker plural rainmakers 1) mainly American informal someone who makes a lot of money for a business 2) someone who uses magic powers to make rain fall …   English dictionary

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