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make a fortune

To earn a very large amount of money, especially by doing something very successfully. We'll make a fortune if we can manage to secure a trading partner in China. I hear Sarah is making a fortune with sales from her latest novel.
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make a fortune

Also, make a small fortune. Earn a great deal of money, as in He made a fortune on the stock market. Similar expressions are be worth a fortune or small fortune , as in Now that their parents have died, they're worth a small fortune. Make a fortune dates from about 1700, and its use with small from the second half of the 1800s.
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make a ˈfortune

make a lot of money: He made a fortune buying and selling nineteenth-century paintings.
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