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strike pay dirt

To discover or happen upon something very, particularly, or abundantly valuable or useful, especially after a long or arduous search. I was combing through books in the library for hours, trying to find material for my thesis, when finally I struck pay dirt with an old collection of literary criticisms from the 1970s. I loved to search through my grandfather's attic when I was a kid, convinced that someday I would strike pay dirt.
See also: dirt, pay, strike

strike whilst the iron is hot

To make most of an opportunity or favourable conditions while one has the chance to do so. (A less common variant of "strike while the iron is hot.") Primarily heard in UK. This sounds like a pretty amazing deal they're offering. If I were you, I'd strike whilst the iron is hot. I deliberated too long before accepting the job offer, and now they've given it to someone else. I should have struck whilst the iron was hot.
See also: hot, iron, strike

strike (someone) dumb

To render someone speechless, as due to a great surprise or shock. My father's sudden resignation from the company struck each of us dumb.
See also: dumb, strike

be struck dumb

To be rendered speechless or dumbfounded, as due to a great surprise or shock. We were all struck dumb by my father's announcement that he was resigning from the company.
See also: dumb, struck

strike pay dirt

verb
See also: dirt, pay, strike
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Sometimes, she said, bill authors will choose an inseverability clause, which says if any part of the bill is struck down, the entire measure is invalid.
At Dolby, Struck oversaw encoder and decoder implementation licensing and certification, test development, test and measurement licensing, and the technical requirements and recommendations for all Dolby licensed technologies.
But it appeared that the cruise missiles - each with a 1,000-pound warhead - struck their targets with pinpoint precision, leaving other buildings nearby still standing.
While the Pentagon offered few details of the strikes, officials said that nearly 100 missiles, each with 2,000-pound warheads, struck targets in Iraq on Thursday.
In Syria seven airstrikes were conducted near three locations: Near Al Hawl, four strikes struck four separate ISIL tactical units and destroyed five ISIL fighting positions and wounded an ISIL fighter.
In Syria near Al Hasakah, two strikes struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) and an ISIL staging area, the announcement said.
In Syria near Al Hasakah, two strikes struck two separate ISIL tactical units and wounded an ISIL fighter, the announcement said.
The following is a summary of the strikes conducted against ISIL since the last press release, Al Baghdadi, one strike denied ISIL access to tactical terrain, Al Qaim one strike struck an ISIL logistical facility, Albu Hayat, and one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL vehicle.
In Iraq near Al Baghdadi, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL bunker and wounded an ISIL fighter, it said.
In Syria five airstrikes were conducted near three locations: Near Abu Kamal, two strikes destroyed two separate ISIL crude oil collection points, near Aleppo, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit, destroyed an ISIL tactical vehicle, and neutralized an ISIL tactical vehicle and near Ar Raqqah, two strikes damaged an ISIL artillery piece.
WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (KUNA) -- The US-led coalition continued to strike ISIL targets in Syria and Iraq, with a total of 25 raids conducted on October 14, the Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in a statement released Thursday In Syria, eight airstrikes were conducted near six areas: Near Al Bab, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed two ISIL vehicles, an ISIL tactical vehicle, and damaged an ISIL excavator.
In Syria near Al Hawl, one strike struck an ISIL tactical unit and destroyed an ISIL building, the announcement said.