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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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Since then, the company has grown to become one of the world's largest confectionery companies with a vast global portfolio that includes high-quality products such as Ferrero Rocher chocolates, Raffaello confections, and Tic Tac mints.
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.
Manufacturers can benefit from IFF's technical leadership in mint, with new high-quality flavours that offer a price advantage, stability and development consistency for new products and existing products alike," Hogan said.
They were a completely different mint from the old ones, said the company, describing them as smaller, with a better "fresh kick" and a smoother, longer-lasting mint flavour.
Lush in spring and summer, mint loses vigor at summer's end, when it runs out of room.
At least the York mints won't cost you a mint in health insurance.
During a period of some thirty years spanning the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, the mint had essentially been in the hands of a single man, Richard Martin, whose responsibilities covered the entire process of making, checking, and accounting for the coin produced, including appointing a jury of experienced goldsmiths to assay newly minted coins.
Mints may have a place in your garden as well as in your home--some are attractive ornamentals.
Beginning February 2015, Spearmint Mix Tic Tac mints can be purchased at select grocery, drug, mass and convenience stores.
Anyone who has ever grown mint will be aware of its invasive nature so plant it in a pot rather than directly into the flower bed.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba, October 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Today the Royal Canadian Mint together with the Royal Canadian Legion unveiled the world's first coloured circulation coin.
The company said the masterbrand, which will encompass all brands in the Trebor Extra Strong Mints and Softmints stable, would make the most of the brand's mint heritage, while new branding on packaging would make it easier for consumers to identify Trebor products on shelf.
Super strong mints offered from chic little tin boxes have become the must-have accessory for the trendy - particularly after all those caffe lattes and expensive cigars.
We show and describe seven mints and two mint relatives, all easy to grow and use.
We're excited to begin taking reservations for the first Mint units and we look forward to the coming months when we start deploying an army of Mints to take over the chore of floor cleaning, allowing our customers to instead spend their time doing the things they enjoy.