Definition of make a killing in English:

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make a killing

Have a great financial success: they’re a safe investment, you can make a killing overnight
More example sentences
  • The companies and financial advisers involved made a killing from selling these policies - until the consequences began to come to light.
  • If a 14-year-old with a Net connection could move markets and make a killing, all that supposed training and experience of financial analysts was an elaborate fiction.
  • In the short term, anybody with a view to making a killing will be disappointed.
Synonyms
make a large profit, make a/one's fortune, make money, rake it in, clean up, cash in, make a pretty penny, make big bucks
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