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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.
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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?
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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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coin money

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

be minting it

To be earning a lot of money, usually quickly. That company has such a great product that it's no surprise they're minting it these days.
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earn a mint

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

(of an object) new or as if new; in pristine condition.
The image behind this phrase is of a newly minted coin.
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in mint conˈdition

new or as good as new; in perfect condition: The books were 30 years old but they were in mint condition.My bicycle isn’t exactly in mint condition so I really can’t ask much for it.
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make, etc. a ˈmint (of money)

(informal) make a lot of money: They’ve made a mint of money with their new range of travel books.You can earn a mint selling ice cream on the beach in July and August. OPPOSITE: take a bath
A mint is a place where money is made.
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mint

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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