hit pay dirt

hit pay dirt
to get or find something valuable or useful

He hit pay dirt with his new invention.

Thesaurus: to get something or someonesynonym
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hit/strike ˈpay dirt idiom
(informal) to suddenly be in a successful situation, especially one that makes you rich

The band really hit pay dirt with their last album.

Main entry:pay dirtidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • hit 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

  • hit pay dirt — AND strike pay dirt 1. tv. to iscover something of value. □ At last, we hit pay dirt. □ When we opened the last trunk, we knew we had hit pay dirt. 2. tv. to get to the basic facts of something. □ Now we’re beginning to hit pay dirt …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hit pay dirt — to succeed. He hit pay dirt with his next movie, which grossed $270 million worldwide. Etymology: based on the literal meaning of pay dirt (= dirt that contains valuable metals) …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • 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

  • Pay dirt — Pay dirt, Pay rock Pay rock, etc. 1. (Mining) Earth, rock, etc., which yields a profit to the miner. [Western U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. a discovery, especially after an exploratory process, which yields a profit or sought after benefit;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — dirt in which much gold is found, a valuable discovery The company hit pay dirt when they invented the new Internet equipment …   Idioms and examples

  • 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 — UK / US noun hit/strike pay dirt informal to get or find something valuable or useful He hit pay dirt with his new invention …   English dictionary

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