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strike it rich

To become wealthy very quickly or suddenly. The mother of three struck it rich when her weekly lotto ticket ending up winning her over $2 million. My wife struck it rich developing smartphone apps that synchronize businesses' data across the world.
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strike it rich

to acquire wealth suddenly. If I could strike it rich, I wouldn't have to work anymore. Sally ordered a dozen oysters and found a huge pearl in one of them. She struck it rich!
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strike it rich

Also, strike oil or strike it lucky. Experience sudden financial success, as in He never dreamed that he'd strike it rich this soon, or They really struck oil with that investment, or One of these days we'll strike it lucky. The first of these idioms originated in mining, where it referred to finding a rich mineral deposit. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]
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strike it rich

If you strike it rich, you suddenly earn or win a large amount of money. He struck it rich with his first novel. Commerce seems to offer graduates more opportunities to strike it rich.
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strike lucky

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strike it lucky

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COMMON If someone strikes lucky or strikes it lucky, they suddenly have some good luck. I arrived at 12.30 to give myself time to find a parking meter, but struck lucky immediately. The lottery mainly takes money from the poorest people, who dream of striking it lucky. Note: This expression has its origins in mining in the 19th century. It refers to someone finding the minerals or oil that they were looking for. `Strike oil' is based on the same idea.
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strike it rich

find a source of abundance or success. informal
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strike lucky (or strike it lucky)

have a lucky success. British
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strike it ˈrich

(informal) become rich suddenly: He struck it rich when a relative died and left him two million.
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strike (it) ˈlucky

(informal) have good luck: We certainly struck it lucky with the weather — it’s beautiful today.He bets on the horses, and sometimes he strikes lucky.
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strike it rich

tv. to become rich suddenly. Pete is the kind of guy who wants to strike it rich and live in the lap of luxury for the rest of his life.
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strike it rich

Informal
To have sudden financial success.
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Last night, Strike Lucky Games Limited director Adrian Williams denied the offer was a scam.
DENIS Racing, a two-shop business in Essex, is licking its wounds this morning after laying a pounds 4 Strike Lucky on Saturday and being saddled with a payout of pounds 48,444.
GET in with a shout if you strike lucky with a good JULY sea or coarse fish caught in a river or lake or from a beach or boat.
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TELL the People if you strike lucky on a Christmas outing and we will include your catch in our latest contest for beach and boat rods, plus rod holdalls for top scoring coarse fish.
Providence Resources hopes to strike lucky near a small island off Dalkey, Co Dublin, home to celebrities such as U2's Bono.
If you strike lucky have a go at winning a tackle prize by sending full details including full name, age and job in a letter to The People Angling Contests, PO Box 822, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5YJ.