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make a pile

To earn a very large amount of money, especially by doing something very successfully. We'll make a pile if we can manage to secure a trading partner in China. I hear Sarah is making a pile with sales from her latest novel.
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make a (or your) pile

become rich. informal
Pile here means ‘a pile of money’.
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make a/your ˈpile

(informal) make a lot of money: If you want to make a pile, don’t go into the restaurant business.
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make a pile

verb
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