I've read the phrase in a post by Joel Spolsky:
You should be starting to get some ideas about how to break the chicken and egg problem: provide a backwards compatibility mode which either delivers a truckload of chickens, or a truckload of eggs, depending on how you look at it, and sit back and rake in the bucks.
I somehow feel that the meaning is:
- You earn so much money that you have to collect them with a rake.
- You will see money as leaves on the ground (because you have so much of it) and you will collect them with a rake.
We have an equivalent phrase in our language (Persian) that refers to someone who has a lot of money, and says he shovels the money.
How much am I right?