Pay-dirt



noun
1.
soil, gravel, or ore that can be mined profitably.
2.
Informal. any source of success or wealth; a fortunate discovery or profitable venture:
After months of experimentation, the scientists finally hit pay dirt.
3.
Football. (def 1).
noun
1.
a deposit rich enough in minerals to be worth mining
2.
(informal) strike pay dirt, hit pay dirt, to achieve one’s objective

noun phrase

Profit and success: I’ll try a fast-food franchise, where there’s sure to be paydirt

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[1873+; in the sense ”richly yielding ore,” found by 1856]

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