- hit pay dirt
- AND strike pay dirt1. 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.□ When we figured out the code, we really struck pay dirt.
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hit 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
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 — 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