noun[mass noun] North American
- 1Ground containing ore in sufficient quantity to be profitably extracted.More example sentences
- 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 dirtMore example sentences
- 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.
More definitions of pay dirtDefinition of pay dirt in:
- The US English dictionary