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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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small fortune

a rather sizeable amount of money. This set of wheels cost me a small fortune. I've got a small fortune tied up in test equipment.
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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.
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