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 — {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 — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. win, be lucky, be well paid, strike it rich*, hit paydirt*, strike oil*; see also win 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • hit the jackpot — phrasal to become notably and unexpectedly successful …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hit the jackpot — verb To receive a more favorable outcome than imagined, especially by good luck …   Wiktionary

  • Hit the jackpot — 1. win chief prize on a gambling machine; 2. achieve great success; be very lucky …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • hit the jackpot — Australian Slang 1. win chief prize on a gambling machine; 2. achieve great success; be very lucky …   English dialects glossary

  • jackpot — jack‧pot [ˈdʒækpɒt ǁ pɑːt] noun [countable] 1. a large prize you can win in a lottery (= a game of chance in which people buy tickets with numbers on ) : • this week s £3 million jackpot in the National Lottery 2. a large amount of profit: • …   Financial and business terms

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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