make a killing

make a killing

Fig. to have a great success, especially in making money. John has got a job selling insurance. He's not exactly making a killing. Bill made a killing at the racetrack yesterday.
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make a killing

to quickly earn a lot of money Street vendors should make a killing today selling souvenirs.
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make a killing

  (informal)
to earn a lot of money very easily (often + on ) She made a killing on the house so she can't be short of money.
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make a killing

Enjoy a large and quick profit, as in They made a killing in real estate. This expression alludes to a hunter's success. [Slang; late 1800s]
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make a killing

tv. to make an enormous profit; to become an enormous success. I wanted to make a killing as a banker, but it didn’t work out.
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