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pay dirt

n.
1. Earth, ore, or gravel that is profitable to mine.
2. Informal A useful or profitable discovery or venture.

pay dirt

n
1. (Mining & Quarrying) a deposit rich enough in minerals to be worth mining
2. strike pay dirt hit pay dirt informal to achieve one's objective

pay′ dirt`


n.
1. soil, gravel, or ore that can be mined profitably.
2. Informal. any source of success or wealth.
[1855–60, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pay dirt - ore that yields a substantial profit to the minerpay dirt - ore that yields a substantial profit to the miner
ore - a mineral that contains metal that is valuable enough to be mined
2.pay dirt - a profitable success; "the inventor worked for years before hitting pay dirt"
success - a state of prosperity or fame; "he is enjoying great success"; "he does not consider wealth synonymous with success"
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