Midas touch

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Midas touch

1. The ability to easily turn a large profit. The new sales rep seemed to have the Midas touch, turning every lead she found into a sale.
2. The ability to produce successful results. The young football couch had the Midas touch as he led his undefeated team through a perfect season.
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the Midas touch

the ability to make money out of anything that you undertake.
In classical legend, Midas was a king of Phrygia (in Asia Minor) who had the power to turn everything he touched into gold.
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the ˈMidas touch

the ability to be very successful in making money: Stephanie has the Midas touch — she makes lots of money whatever she does.In Greek legend, whatever King Midas touched turned to gold.
See also: Midas, touch
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US OPEN champion Rory McIlroy will be trailed by huge galleries at The Open after discovering his Midas touch at Congressional.
REMATCH: Rewilding (left) beats Midas Touch (right) in the Great Voltigeur Stakes at York
Midas Touch, who finished a well-beaten second on Tuesday, remains a 7/1 second favourite for the race which is the oldest of Britain's five Classics and the final leg of the English Triple Crown, preceded by the 2,000 Guineas and the Epsom Derby.
Cape Blanco's half-length success over stable-mate Midas Touch - with Jan Vermeer in third - also gave the Ballydoyle handler a fifth successive win in the Classic.
DERBY HOPE: The Aidan O'Brien-trained Midas Touch, ridden by Johnny Murtagh, wins the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown last month
The f ive-t ime former champion, who will be a BBC pundit at Epsom, rates St Nich's Ballydoyle stablemate Midas Touch as the main danger.
O'Brien said: "St Nicholas Abbey and Midas Touch are two definites (for Epsom) at the moment.
MIDAS TOUCH can provide Aidan O'Brien with another victory in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown this afternoon.
Having tasted success in film production despite recession, the senior of the Maran duo is all set to acquire the Star Aviation and replicate his midas touch in another industry, which is majorly hit by economic slump.
IT SEEMS Rihanna has the Midas touch, everything she puts her name to turns either to gold or platinum.
HE may not be swimming for gold these days but Duncan Goodhew still has the Midas touch.
She has the Midas touch which we are certain will continue to see her flourish in whatever direction she decides the future will take her.