strike pay dirt


strike pay dirt
hit (or strike) pay dirt N. Amer. informal find or reach a source of profit. [ORIGIN: from pay dirt in the sense «ground containing a profitable amount of ore».]
Main Entry: pay

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  • strike pay dirt — hit/strike/pay dirt informal phrase to get or find something valuable or useful He hit pay dirt with his new invention. Thesaurus: to get something or someonesynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • strike pay dirt —    If you strike pay dirt, you are lucky and suddenly find yourself in a successful money making situation.     Charlie finally struck pay dirt with his latest invention …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • strike pay dirt — hit/strike pay dirt American & Australian to achieve or discover something important or valuable. She finally hit pay dirt with her third novel which quickly became a best seller …   New idioms dictionary

  • strike pay dirt — Go to hit pay dirt …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hit/strike pay dirt — chiefly US informal : to do, find, or get something that results in money or success The band hit pay dirt [=had a big success] with their first single. The police struck pay dirt when a witness came forward with new information. • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit (or strike) pay dirt — informal find or reach a source of profit. → pay dirt …   English new terms dictionary

  • pay dirt — ☆ pay dirt n. soil, gravel, ore, etc. rich enough in minerals to make mining profitable hit pay dirt or strike pay dirt Informal to discover a source of wealth, success, etc …   English World dictionary

  • pay dirt — pay ,dirt noun hit/strike pay dirt INFORMAL to get or find something valuable or useful …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pay dirt — noun 1. ore that yields a substantial profit to the miner • Hypernyms: ↑ore 2. a profitable success the inventor worked for years before hitting pay dirt • Hypernyms: ↑success * * * noun 1. : earth or ore that …   Useful english dictionary

  • pay dirt — {n.}, {slang} 1. The dirt in which much gold is found. * /The man searched for gold many years before he found pay dirt./ 2. {informal} A valuable discovery. Often used in the phrase strike pay dirt . * /When Bill joined the team, the coach… …   Dictionary of American idioms