turn a profit

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Verb1.turn a profit - make a profitturn 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"
earn, realise, pull in, bring in, realize, gain, make, take in, clear - earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages; "How much do you make a month in your new job?"; "She earns a lot in her new job"; "this merger brought in lots of money"; "He clears $5,000 each month"
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