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strike gold

Definition of strike gold in English:

1Discover gold during the course of drilling or mining: as miners explored further, they struck gold in other nearby areas
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  • Stories abound about the first people to strike gold.
  • The company said it struck gold in a Bulgarian mine.
  • Some were 'shepherds' who did token work on their claim until a neighbour struck gold.
2Be very successful in an undertaking or enterprise: he struck gold with his first picture, which was nominated for two Oscars
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  • The series, which follows the adventures of a single mother turned private investigator, also helped him first strike gold in publishing.
  • Companies are being offered the chance to "strike gold" in the £500 billion public sector market.
  • However, his speech will strike gold with many voters: council tax is toxically unpopular.
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