turn a profit
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|Verb||1.||turn a profit - make a profit; gain money or materially; "The company has not profited from the merger"|
line one's pockets - make a lot of money
turn a nice dime, turn a nice dollar, turn a nice penny - make a satisfactory profit; "The company turned a nice dime after a short time"
clean up - make a big profit; often in a short period of time; "The investor really cleaned up when the stock market went up"