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.
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Midas touch, the

The ability to make any undertaking extremely profitable. According to legend, Midas, King of Phrygia, asked the gods that everything he touched would turn into gold. Dionysus granted his request, but when the very food Midas wished to eat turned to gold, he asked the gods to take back their gift. Dionysus then ordered Midas to bathe in the River Pactolus, thereby washing away the gift. By the seventeenth century the idea was applied figuratively to any person with a gift for making money. See also rich as Croesus.
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Midas Touch was trained by Aidan O'Brien to win two races, including the Group 2 Derrinstown Derby Trial where he beat At First Sight, who went on to finish second in the Derby behind Workforce.
During breaks from Midas Touch, Bill also played with Country and Western outfit The Rustics.
On October 17, 2018, a dazzling one-of-a-kind metallic gold Ferrari will be offered as a highlight of The Midas Touch - Sotheby's first ever auction dedicated entirely to gold.
'He has got the Midas touch. Anything he touches turns to gold'.
First Blue Bajan, then Penitent and Doc Hay and now Louis - O 'Meara really does have the Midas touch with these retreads Thought for the week The Autumn Stakes might well have been the most informative of the two-year-old races at Newmarket yesterday and Aidan O'Brien's Eye Of The Storm really caught my eye
At the event, Kim and Robert Kiyosaki and the Rich Dad Advisors will reveal the five secrets of the Midas Touch:
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.
Midas Touch, who is vying for Leger favouritism with Rewilding, is among 18 horses standing their ground at the confirmation stage.
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.
"Midas Touch has been the one punters have wanted to be with this afternoon and he is now 11-2 from 6-1."
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.
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.