make a pile

make a pile
make a/your ˈpile idiom
(informal) to make a lot of money

The family made its pile from oil.

I bet they made an absolute pile out of the deal.

Main entry:pileidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • pile on the agony — british mainly journalism phrase to make someone feel even worse than they do, especially by scoring more points against them in a sport Thesaurus: to make something worsesynonym Main entry: agony * * * pile on the ˈagony/ˈgloom idiom ( …   Useful english dictionary

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