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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

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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It's a little like ten-pin bowling; sometimes you strike lucky, sometimes you miss them all," he says.