strike it rich
phrasal to become rich usually suddenly

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • strike it rich — (informal) To make a sudden large financial gain, eg through discovering a mineral deposit, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑strike * * * strike it rich/lucky/informal phrase to suddenly become rich lucky After …   Useful english dictionary

  • Strike It Rich — can refer to:* Strike It Rich , a 1949 comedy movie starring Rod Cameron and Bonita Granville* Strike It Rich , a 1950s American TV game show* Strike It Rich , a 1980s American game show hosted by Joe Garagiola.* Strike It Lucky , a 1980s and… …   Wikipedia

  • strike it rich — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To discover oil, or a large vein of minerals to be mined, or a buried treasure. * /The old prospector panned gold for years before he struck it rich./ 2. To become rich or successful suddenly or without expecting to. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike it rich — {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To discover oil, or a large vein of minerals to be mined, or a buried treasure. * /The old prospector panned gold for years before he struck it rich./ 2. To become rich or successful suddenly or without expecting to. *… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • strike it rich — tv. to become rich suddenly. □ I never thought I would strike it rich. □ 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 …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • strike it rich — to become suddenly and unexpectedly rich or successful. Many immigrants dream of striking it rich in America. Etymology: based on literal meaning of strike it rich (= to find gold in the ground) …   New idioms dictionary

  • strike it rich — earn or win a lot of money, find a gold mine    People came to the Yukon hoping to find gold to strike it rich …   English idioms

  • strike\ it\ rich — v. phr. informal 1. To discover oil, or a large vein of minerals to be mined, or a buried treasure. The old prospector panned gold for years before he struck it rich. 2. To become rich or successful suddenly or without expecting to. Everyone… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • strike it rich — become rich or successful suddenly He struck it rich when he got a job at the computer company and was able to buy some stock very cheap …   Idioms and examples

  • strike it rich — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. strike oil, strike gold, hit the jackpot*, win the lottery*, become wealthy, make money; see also prosper …   English dictionary for students

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