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hit pay dirt

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hit pay dirt

verb phrase

To find what one is looking for or needs; garner profit; strike oil: I didn't hit pay dirt until near the bottom of the second box (1850s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • Getting all huffy and talking about deportation for cooking up lies is the best proof you could ask for that we hit pay dirt.

    Cubs of the Wolf Raymond F. Jones
  • I left my number in about ten of the spots he might turn up, and around six o'clock one of them hit pay dirt.

    Modus Vivendi Gordon Randall Garrett

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