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1. Earth, ore, or gravel that is profitable to mine.
2. Informal A useful or profitable discovery or venture.
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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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. soil, gravel, or ore that can be mined profitably.
2. Informal. any source of success or wealth.
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|Noun||1.||pay 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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