turn a profit

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turn a profit

To make money; to make a profit from a particular venture. We're going to have to close the shop if we don't turn a profit again this quarter. We broke even again, but I think we will turn a profit next quarter.
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turn a profit

to earn a profit. The company plans to turn a profit two years from now.
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References in classic literature ?
When the Circling Brothers' big three-ring show on a hard winter went into the hands of the receivers, he boarded the menagerie and the horses and in three months turned a profit of fifteen thousand dollars.