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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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It's about getting teachers more concerned about students' learning," Minter insists.
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In opposition to what he calls "our new hermeneutics of suspicion" (xviii), Minter forges a plot from James to Faulkner that concludes with a resonant but still problematical resolution.
Minter conveyed to President Clinton that there must be a partnership between-Washington, state and local governments, and not a one way communication highway with only the White House and the Congress speaking.
Minter Ellison is a Western Australian law firm based in Perth, specialising in energy and resources, property, projects and infrastructure.
Minter said the fire department, after a preliminary investigation of the fire's possible cause and origin, turned over its findings to the Coburg Police Department.
Minter Ellison is delighted to announce that insurance specialist Will Harrison has joined the firm in Perth as Head of Insurance & Corporate Risk: Asia and Western Australia.
29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Minter Ellison, a leading Asia Pacific law firm, and US-based Textura Corporation, the high profile provider of construction collaboration solutions, today announced the launch of Textura Australasia Pty Limited.
In the vast majority of cases [involving marriages of transgender people], nobody has any problem," says Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, who has handled many marriage-related cases.
National Trust staff at Woodchester Park, Glos, called in specialists Frank Tunbridge and Rick Minter who said it had been eaten by a "large predator".
In his new position, Ron Minter will lead DAV and Auxiliary volunteers who donate more than 2.
Carl Hall's prolonged assault on Walter Minter, of Durham Court, Abdon Avenue, Weoley Castle was so horrific that it split his face in two.
ISLAMABAD, December 05, 2010 (Balochistan Times): US wants to work with both civil and military leadership of Pakistan, US envoy to Pakistan Cameron Minter has said.
Talking to newly appointed US ambassador in Pakistan Cameron Minter here, the Quaid PML-N said that his Party would continue its effort for durable democracy in the country.
Old Huddersfield by the late Gordon Minter and his wife Enid, which appeared in five printed volumes from 1993 to 2002.