strike gold

strike gold

1. Literally, to discover gold, as in a gold mine. All it takes for a gold rush is for one prospector to strike gold.
2. To discover a source of wealth or success. The term sometimes implies that it was discovered by chance or luck. Tara and Patti really struck gold when they developed an app that went viral. We struck gold when we hired Ken. He brings in more money that our other three salespeople combined.
3. To win a gold medal in a competition, typically an athletic contest. Michael Phelps has struck gold more than any other olympian in history.
See also: gold, strike

strike gold

1. If you strike gold, you become very rich or successful by finding or doing something. A California nurse has struck gold on a slot machine. Hitting the jackpot, she suddenly found herself 9.3 million dollars richer. The company has struck gold with its new holiday development.
2. If you strike gold, you win a gold medal in a competition. Mason struck gold in the vault, with Reeder taking the bronze, her third medal of the games.
See also: gold, strike

strike ˈgold

find happiness, wealth, etc.; find exactly what you need: She hasn’t always been lucky with her boyfriends, but I think she’s struck gold this time.We’ve struck gold here. This book has everything we need.
See also: gold, strike
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Presenting Percy, who will warm up for the Festival in the Red Mills Chase at Gowran Park on Saturday, is 5-2 with Paddy Power to strike gold for trainer Patrick Kelly (above).
Both fighters were strong, but Michael dominated the match to strike gold.
OTE Group and Hyundai launched a Strike gold with Hyundai offer with Free Life Time Service on Ramadhan.
NICKEL SILVER (4.10) is fancied to strike gold in the featured sprint handicap at Wolverhampton today.
Tom James, Andy Hodge, Pete Reed and Steve Williams strike gold for Britain's rowers by winning the men's coxless fours.
Liverpudlian super heavyweight Price's first boxing memory was watching Harrison strike gold and now he is looking forward to making his own mark in Beijing.
She was also the only swimmer from the region to strike gold and also picked up a silver in the 100m backstroke in 1-08.33.
CLEENAS LADY, winner of her heat and semi-final, can strike gold in the final of the Alpha Feeds Peterborough Seniors Derby tonight, writes Tony Bullen.
Sporting over-60s can strike gold by taking part in a national campaign.
Coming home a distance clear, he is now best-priced at 8-1 to strike Gold again at Cheltenham in March.
The seven-year-old showed he is good as ever when notching a Grade One win at Auteuil last month and this three-mile-onefurlong contest is a great chance for him to strike gold again.
Halsall is a hot favourite to strike gold again in today's 100m freestyle final and she had to overcome a bout of Delhi belly to strike gold yesterday.
DWAIN CHAMBERS is 10-1 to strike gold at the World Championships in Valencia next month after winning the 60m at the World Indoor trials in Sheffield yesterday.
Gavin, who became the first Englishman to strike gold at the World Championships when he won the lightweight title in Chicago, was withdrawn from the match after suffering flu and a broken tooth.
BRITISH rowing hero Sir Steve Redgrave is confident the coxless four can strike gold in Athens despite the late change in personnel in the build up to the Games.