Definition of killing in English:

killing

Line breaks: kill|ing
Pronunciation: /ˈkɪlɪŋ
 
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noun

adjective

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Phrases

make a killing

informal 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, gain, profit, make money, be successful, be lucky
informal clean up, strike it rich, rake it in, make a/one's pile, make a packet, make a bundle, make a pretty penny
British informal make a bomb
North American informal make big bucks

Derivatives

killingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The story gives us one killingly funny observation after another: ‘Parker and his graduate student colleagues liked to theorize about the real world.’
  • It seems a strange role for him, very British in its humour and, on the page at least, killingly unfunny.
  • To my mind, Alan's film is daring, experimental, ballsy - it's something new, for Christ's sake, new! - and killingly funny.

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