soil, gravel, or ore that can be mined profitably.
Informal. any source of success or wealth; a fortunate discovery or profitable venture:
After months of experimentation, the scientists finally hit pay dirt.
Football. (def 1).
a deposit rich enough in minerals to be worth mining
(informal) strike pay dirt, hit pay dirt, to achieve one’s objective
Profit and success: I’ll try a fast-food franchise, where there’s sure to be paydirt
hit pay dirt
[1873+; in the sense ”richly yielding ore,” found by 1856]
[pey] /peɪ/ verb (used with object), paid or ( Obsolete, except for def 12 ) payed, paying. 1. to settle (a debt, obligation, etc.), as by transferring money or goods, or by doing something: Please pay your bill. 2. to give over (a certain amount of money) in exchange for something: He paid twenty dollars […]
noun 1. an envelope containing a paycheck or wages. 2. Informal. wages or salary; paycheck.
[pey-er] /ˈpeɪ ər/ noun 1. a person who . 2. the person named in a bill or note who has to pay the holder. [pey] /peɪ/ verb (used with object), paid or ( Obsolete, except for def 12 ) payed, paying. 1. to settle (a debt, obligation, etc.), as by transferring money or goods, or […]
noun 1. the grade of a member of the armed services established according to a scale of increasing amounts of base pay and related to but not identical with official rank.