have the Midas touch

have the Midas touch

Fig. to have the ability to be successful, especially the ability to make money easily. (From the name of a legendary king whose touch turned everything to gold.) Bob is a merchant banker and really has the Midas touch. The poverty-stricken boy turned out to have the Midas touch and was a millionaire by the time he was twenty-five.
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HE'S the man aiming to have the Midas touch for West Midlands business.
IT SEEMS Jasper Carrott and family have the Midas touch.
Romer seems to have the Midas touch with school funds - no raise is too much, no project too costly, no request too out-oounds.