Definition of pay dirt in English:

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noun

[mass noun] North American
  • 1Ground containing ore in sufficient quantity to be profitably extracted.
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    • According to one of many legends, Wickenburg named the Vulture Mine after the buzzards circling over his head as he struck pay dirt.
    • The industry insists that companies won't drill unless they're certain to hit pay dirt.
  • 1.1 informal Profit; success: the gig pays three hundred bucks a week—looks like I just hit pay dirt
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    • Not only had they hit pay dirt, they returned ‘the gold’ within the primary phase or first 90-days of their journey.
    • This time I hit pay dirt, and while the pages unscrolled on my screen a cold chill ran down my spine.
    • In fact he had hit pay dirt as he was performing his joke to one of the country's top comedy managers.

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