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make a mint

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

To earn a very large amount of money, especially by doing something very successfully. We'll be minting money if we can manage to secure a trading partner in China. I hear Sarah has minted money with sales from her latest novel.
See also: mint, money

mint chocolate chip

A popular dessert flavor that tastes like mint and contains hard chocolate pieces. I'm getting a scoop of mint chocolate chip—what ice cream flavor do you want?
See also: chip, chocolate, mint

mint condition

The state of an object that is in perfect condition, as if it has never been touched or otherwise used. The phrase originally referred to coins that were never put into circulation and thus remained in the same pristine condition as when they were produced at the mint. There's no way I'm selling my mint condition Babe Ruth rookie card—I don't care how much money it would get, it's one of my most prized possessions!
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be in mint condition

To be in pristine condition with no evidence of use or wear. My brother made a lot of money selling vintage baseball cards that were in mint condition. My family goes to the auto show every year because we all love seeing classic cars that are in mint condition.
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mint it

slang To earn a lot of money, usually quickly. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. That company has such a great product that it's no surprise they're minting it these days.
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*in mint condition

Fig. in perfect condition. (*Typically: be ~;find something ~.) This is a fine car. It runs well and is in mint condition. We saw a house in mint condition and decided to buy it.
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be in mint condition

if something is in mint condition, it looks as if it is new
Usage notes: The mint is a place where new coins are made.
There's an ad here for a 1974 Volkswagen Beetle. It's dark blue and in mint condition, apparently.
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be minting it

  (British & Australian informal) also be minting money (American & Australian)
to be earning a lot of money quickly Ice cream sellers are minting it as the unseasonal heatwave continues.
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coin money

Also, mint money. Make a great deal of money easily or very quickly. For example, With a monopoly on the market he could coin money, or These highly motivated realtors just about enable the agency to mint money. This hyperbolic expression dates from the mid-1800s.
See also: coin, money

mint condition, in

In excellent condition, unblemished, perfect, as in This car is in mint condition. This expression alludes to the condition of a freshly minted coin. [c. 1900]
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1. n. a lot of money. He makes a mint. He can afford a little generosity.
2. mod. good-looking; superior. (As in mint condition.) These tunes are mint, all right!
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For further information: Makeila Ellis, Media Officer, The Perth Mint Telephone: +61 8 9421 7204 Email: makeila.
We all know our spice tolerance; and at Mint Indian Bistro, we personalize the spice level to your liking.
More than 253,000 people visited the Mint over the past 12 months, overall visitor numbers have risen by 11 percent on the previous year.
In the period succeeding the launch of the Euro, mints that have consolidated into integrated manufacturing units, and which have established a sound financial base, are those best positioned to address the challenges of the market and grow in future.
This is an exciting time for the Royal Mint, particularly as we fulfil our role as official producer of the athlete medals and commemorative coins for London 2012 next year.
IFF's new range of mint flavours is available globally and is customizable to meet local tastes or to create signature flavours.
About 66% of Extra users are under 35 and the company is hoping the youthful appeal of the brand and the mints' proven appeal to younger consumers in Australia, will encourage young people to move into the mint category.
Students at Mint Canyon have been divided between two other Sulphur Springs schools, with pupils in kindergarten through second grade going to Mitchell Elementary and those in third through sixth grades attending Leona Cox Elementary.
Habana Restaurant in San Francisco goes through 100 pounds of mint a week to make 1,000 mojitos.
More a wafer than a biscuit bar, but a perfect combination of delicious milk chocolate, mouth-watering mint and crisp, light layers.
Perhaps not always mixed with the classic turn-of-the-century ingredients: sugar, mint, rum, sparkling water and lime juice--debatable are the bitters, but stick with the bar that serves it up with sugar cane.
So you wouldn't expect Hickory Farms' Melt Away Mints to be worse than any other sugary, artificially colored and flavored candy.
The commemorative coin and medal manufacturing side of the Birmingham Mint has been saved from extinction.
Stahl, Zecca: The Mint of Venice in the Middle Ages