make (an amount of money) on (something)

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make (an amount of money) on (something)

To earn some varying, typically vague amount of money on some thing or transaction. The company stands to make an enormous amount of money on this merger. I didn't think I'd make any money on all these old toys, but people were actually willing to spend quite a lot for them.
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make money on something

to make a certain amount of profit on something. I am sure I can make something on the deal. Can I make any money on this sale?
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He had made money, in the first instance, by a weekly newspaper; and he had then invested his profits in a London theatre.
She is young, handsome, clever, and unscrupulous; she has made money to live on, and has time at her disposal to find out the weak side of an old man; and she is going to attack Mr.
He said he hoped Philip would like the work; there was a good deal of drudgery about it, but when you got used to it, it was interesting; and one made money, that was the chief thing, wasn't it?
Harmon says he's an Englishman who has made money in mines but I believe he'll turn out to be a Yankee.
Poor Tamoszius was a man without any relatives, and with a wonderful talent besides, and he ought to have made money and prospered; but he had fallen in love, and so given hostages to fortune, and was doomed to be dragged down too.
One General Jackson had "removed the deposits," as I afterwards learned, though I never could understand exactly what that meant; but, it suddenly made money scarce, more especially with those who had none; and every body that was "extended" began to quake in their shoes.
"You may run away from my words, sir, and you may go spinnin' underhand ways o' doing us a mischief, for you've got Old Harry to your friend, though nobody else is, but I tell you for once as we're not dumb creatures to be abused and made money on by them as ha' got the lash i' their hands, for want o' knowing how t' undo the tackle.
5 LARRY ELLISON USA, Age: 71 Made money from: Software firm Oracle Wealth: $54.3bn ([euro]49.50bn)
Made money from: Software firm Oracle Wealth: $54.3bn (PS37.89bn) 6= Charles Koch, US.
THE next Archbishop of Canterbury has said anyone who made money by betting on his appointment should donate it to the church.
Khurshid, who was campaigning for the Congress Party in his Lok Sabha constituency of Farrukhabad ahead of the state assembly polls, said various political parties had alleged that the Congress Party was making money by setting up big factories and companies, but in Mayawati's case, he said she had made money from amounts sanctioned for developmental projects in the state.
The banks that financed these homes have made money.
STRICKEN airline BA Connect, which was losing pounds 500,000 a day until its takeover by Flybe last month, was a "financial failure" which "never made money", BA boss Willie Walsh said in Birmingham.
It noted that a child might think that one makes money for buying something when the child sees a parent receive change back from making a purchase, and a person may joke to a spouse that he or she made money from buying something on sale.
The court heard Lewis felt Mr Morris had made money from filming him throwing his cash in the air.