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small fortune

A large amount of money. I had to spend a small fortune to get my car repaired after the transmission started slipping.
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small fortune

a rather sizeable amount of money. This set of wheels cost me a small fortune. I've got a small fortune tied up in test equipment.
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THE City Council has probably spent a small fortune in creating stone paving throughout the city centre.
2 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the beginning of time, business owners have been spending a small fortune on print advertising such as Yellow Pages, Penny Saver, ValPak and countless others.
We have never had a 100-1 contestant voted off before and have consequently made a small fortune," said Hills spokesman Rupert Adams.
CAR makers still charge a small fortune for in-built sat-navs - which is a good reason to consider the new Nokia N96 mobile.
A Berlin student who bought a second-hand sofa bed at a flee market learned she had been sitting on a small fortune when she found a 17th Century baroque painting hidden inside.
Anderson also had a knack for real estate, amassing a small fortune through the purchase and sales of apartments, relatives said.
The private schools also demand an upfront entry or "capitation" fee equivalent to about $3,000 to $4,000--a small fortune for middle-class families.
We spend a small fortune on international patents, trying to slow down the companies in the Pacific that are making copies of our products.
At the last count there were 360 vacancies for qualified nurses and midwives, a situation that is costing the tax-payer a small fortune with the posts filled with expensive agency staff.
For those qualified as driller helpers or full-fledged drillers (runners), the opportunity to travel the world while making a small fortune in a few short months is a big incentive.
Branson paid about $222,500 for the island in the 1970s, and today the property and the pristine nature-laden island on which it sits are worth a small fortune Branson uses the island for family getaways and for get-togethers with friends like Mick Jagger, but the rest of the year it's yours for the asking--and $38,000 a day.
Shortly thereafter, he developed a type of automobile headlight that brought him a small fortune.
Marketing direct to consumers via e-mail instead of snail-mail can save you a small fortune while adding interactivity and convenience for customers.
He managed to make and lose a small fortune on Internet stocks and began contributing to Japan Inc in September 2000.
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