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Slang definitions & phrases for make a killing

make a killing

verb phrase

To get a large, quick profit; win hugely: Where did he get all that money? Made a killing on the stock market, he says (1888+)


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Idioms and Phrases with make a killing

make a killing

Enjoy a large and quick profit, as in They made a killing in real estate. This expression alludes to a hunter's success. [ ; late 1800s ]
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