make a killing


make a killing
earn a lot of money, earn a fortune

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • make a killing — {v. phr.} To earn or suddenly win a very large sum of money. * /Herb bought a lot of soybean stock when the price was low and sold it when the price went up. Small wonder he made a huge killing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a killing — {v. phr.} To earn or suddenly win a very large sum of money. * /Herb bought a lot of soybean stock when the price was low and sold it when the price went up. Small wonder he made a huge killing./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • make a killing — INFORMAL ► to earn a lot of money in a short time and with little effort: »They made a killing when they sold their London flat at the top of the market. Main Entry: ↑killing …   Financial and business terms

  • make a killing — If you make a killing, you do something that makes you a lot of money …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • make a killing — ► make a killing have a great financial success. Main Entry: ↑killing …   English terms dictionary

  • make a killing — (informal) MAKE A LARGE PROFIT, make a/one s fortune, make money; informal clean up, make a packet, make a pretty penny; Brit. informal make a bomb; N. Amer. informal make big bucks. → killing * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • make a killing —    If you make a killing, you do something that makes you a lot of money.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you say that someone has made a killing you mean that they have had great financial success.     He made a killing on the stock… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • make a killing — earn a big profit, make a bundle    If you buy gold now, you ll make a killing when the price goes up …   English idioms

  • make a killing — verb To win or earn a large amount of money. Now if they were playing faro I could make a killing …   Wiktionary

  • Make a killing —   If you make a killing, you do something that makes you a lot of money …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • make a killing — make a large amount of money Her mother made a killing on the real estate market before she retired …   Idioms and examples


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