Meaning of bankable in English:


Pronunciation /ˈbaŋkəb(ə)l/

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  • 1(especially in the entertainment industry) certain to bring profit and success.

    ‘he needed some bankable names to star in the film’
    • ‘Faith's showbusiness career began in the 1950s in a skiffle band and he went on to become one of the music industry's most bankable stars before getting regular film, television and stage roles.’
    • ‘Magazine writers are mining the territory of their day jobs to write bankable novels that bring readers inside the worlds of music and fashion glitterati.’
    • ‘While some of these names sound very bankable, the artists claim that only 7% of PPCA registered artists receive more than $1000 a year in fees for the transmission of their music.’
    • ‘It was called Longitude and it became an international bestseller, making Dava Sobel the most bankable name in popular science writing.’
    • ‘Carl Cox has a very bankable name in dance, and for good reason.’
    • ‘I'm happy to call it by my own name, but it's not a very bankable name, really.’
    • ‘This was a time when Toronto was proudly cast as Toronto and Oliver Reed was a bankable name.’
    • ‘It's an indication, though, of the pressure to produce on such bankable authors as Smith, who dare not let their name fade from the limelight for too long.’
    • ‘Even before its sniper-related delay, the movie had been sitting on the shelf for a while, because the producers wanted to wait to release it until Farrell was a more bankable name.’
    • ‘This resulted in Carrey having to slash his asking price when starring in a more serious picture since his name wasn't as bankable headlining a drama.’
    • ‘Of all the slasher franchises, none has a more bankable name than Halloween - not even Friday the 13 th.’
    • ‘McEwan, one of the most bankable names in contemporary world literature, never goes in for the obvious or predictable narrative.’
    • ‘As one of the most bankable entertainers and commentators in tabloid newspapers or television, he symbolises either dumbing down of national life, or a celebration of the average Scot.’
    • ‘Such an advanced PURA can be sustained only as a bankable, profit-making business venture.’
    • ‘The movie - featuring bankable stars Cameron Diaz, Calista Flockhart, Holly Hunter and Glenn Close - will now get its premiere on pay-per - view cable channel Showtime next year.’
    • ‘Cruise, one of Hollywood's most bankable stars, would get to keep the couple's $10.5 million estate in Telluride, Colorado, as well as his three planes.’
    • ‘The poll prompted a concerted defense by Cruise's supporters, who insisted the actor's popularity and standing as one of Hollywood's most bankable stars was undiminished.’
    • ‘Dee Bahl, of Glasgow-based music agents 1554 Management, whose clients include up and coming Glasgow band Biffy Clyro, said she was set to become a highly bankable star.’
    • ‘Her pale complexion and striking eyes, inherited from her beloved Scottish father, have made Kathaleeya McIntosh one of Thailand's most beautiful and bankable stars.’
    • ‘The temptation arises partly, of course, because commercial rock music is still scandalously short of bankable female stars, and we thus have only a handful of comparisons to conjure with.’
    flourishing, thriving, booming, buoyant, burgeoning, doing well, profitable, profit-making, moneymaking, lucrative, gainful, fruitful, solvent, bankable
    1. 1.1Reliable.
      ‘a bankable assurance’
      • ‘The result is disappointing for fans of musical innovation but a bankable formula to success for Maiden, who never pretended to musical genius.’
      • ‘As a successful demonstration that the poor are bankable and micro-finance-sustainable, the bank has become a role model for micro-credit in rural development.’
      • ‘But before the industry can blossom, good, bankable business models are needed.’
      • ‘Nabard, on this occasion, released a cd containing 30 model bankable schemes covering various sectors such as minor irrigation, plantation and horticulture, fisheries and animal husbandry.’