Midas touch
noun Date: 1813 an uncanny ability for making money in every venture

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • midas touch — If someone has the Midas touch, they make a lot of money out of any scheme they try …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Midas touch — ► NOUN ▪ the ability to make a lot of money out of anything one undertakes. ORIGIN from Midas, king of Phrygia, who in Greek mythology was given by Dionysus the power to turn everything he touched into gold …   English terms dictionary

  • Midas touch — n. [after MIDAS] the seeming ability of certain persons to succeed in every financial undertaking …   English World dictionary

  • Midas touch — n. the ability to turn one s activities to financial advantage. Etymology: Midas, king of Phrygia, whose touch was said to turn all things to gold * * * noun an ability to make and manage large amounts of money • Hypernyms: ↑ability * * * noun… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Midas touch — Mi|das touch [ˈmaıdəs ˌtʌtʃ] n [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Midas king of Phrygia in ancient times who was given the magic power of turning everything he touched into gold] the Midas touch if someone has the Midas touch, everything they do is… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Midas touch — [ mʌɪdəs] noun (the Midas touch) the ability to make money out of anything one undertakes. Origin from King Midas of Phrygia, who in Gk mythology was given the power to turn everything he touched into gold …   English new terms dictionary

  • Midas touch — /ˈmaɪdəs tʌtʃ/ (say muyduhs tuch) noun the ability to amass wealth in commercial dealings: to have the Midas touch. {from Midas} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Midas touch — np Ability to make money, be successful. Donny has the Midas touch; everything he does makes him money. 1650s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • midas touch —    If someone has the Midas touch, they make a lot of money out of any scheme they try.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Midas touch —   If someone has the Midas touch, they make a lot of money out of any scheme they try …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • Midas touch — the ability to turn any business venture one is associated with into an extremely profitable one. [1880 85; see MIDAS] * * * …   Universalium

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