a small fortune

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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a small fortune

COMMON A small fortune is a very large amount of money. For almost two years, Hawkins made a small fortune running a drugstore. Sharon didn't know much about antiques, but the lamps alone were probably worth a small fortune.
See also: fortune, small
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a small fortune

a large amount of money. informal
See also: fortune, small
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a ˌsmall ˈfortune

(informal) a lot of money: This house cost hardly anything when we bought it, but now it’s worth a small fortune.
See also: fortune, small
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