hit the jackpot
Jackpot Jackpot, n. 1. Same as {jack pot}. See under {jack}. [PJC]

2. Any larger-than-usual gambling prize formed by the accumulation of unwon bets. [PJC]

3. The highest gambling prize awarded in a gambling game in which smaller prizes are also awarded, especially such a prize on a slot machine. [PJC]

4. An unusually large success in an enterprise, either unexpected or unpredictable, esp. one providing a great financial benefit. [PJC]

{hit the jackpot} to receive an unexpectedly large (or the largest possible) benefit from an enterprise; as, after prospecting for years, he finally hit the jackpot when he discovered a silver lode. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • hit the jackpot — Ⅰ. hit the jackpot ► to achieve financial success: »They need a licensing deal to a big drug company before judging if their biotech venture has hit the jackpot. Main Entry: ↑hit Ⅱ. hit the jackpot ► to have a big success or make a lot of money,… …   Financial and business terms

  • hit the jackpot — ► hit the jackpot informal 1) win a jackpot. 2) have great or unexpected success. Main Entry: ↑jackpot …   English terms dictionary

  • hit the jackpot — verb succeed by luck I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot • Syn: ↑luck out • Hypernyms: ↑succeed, ↑win, ↑come through, ↑bring home the bacon, ↑deliver the goods …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the jackpot — 1. tv. to win a large amount of money. □ I hit the jackpot in the big contest. □ Sally hit the jackpot in the lottery. 2. tv. to be exactly right; to find exactly what was sought. □ I hit the jackpot when I found this little cafe on Fourth Street …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hit the jackpot — {v. phr.}, {slang} To be very lucky or successful. * /Mr. Brown invented a new gadget which hit the jackpot./ * /Mrs. Smith hit the jackpot when she got Lula for a maid./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit the jackpot — {v. phr.}, {slang} To be very lucky or successful. * /Mr. Brown invented a new gadget which hit the jackpot./ * /Mrs. Smith hit the jackpot when she got Lula for a maid./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hit\ the\ jackpot — v. phr. slang To be very lucky or successful. Mr. Brown invented a new gadget which hit the jackpot. Mrs. Smith hit the jackpot when she got Lula for a maid …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hit the jackpot — informal Ingalls may have hit the jackpot with this latest novel Syn: strike it rich, strike gold, succeed; informal clean up, hit the big time, score …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • hit the jackpot — 1) to win the most important prize in a competition 2) to be very successful at something She hit the jackpot with her first novel, which sold over a million copies …   English dictionary

  • hit the jackpot — be very lucky or successful She hit the jackpot when she went to Las Vegas last weekend …   Idioms and examples

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