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pay dirt

[′pā ‚dərt]
(mining engineering)
Profitable mineral-rich earth or ore.
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On this particular day, we hit pay dirt at the beginning of the rise, but really strong water is one of the first things I look for."
Keep your eyes and ears open for new business opportunities and you could hit pay dirt
Zuckerberg, of course, is the world's youngest billionaire, who hit pay dirt through the creation of Facebook.
After spending 18 years trolling fields and vacant lots with a metal detector, Terry Herbert finally hit pay dirt in July.
Our premise was that if we did hit pay dirt, the dinosaurs would likely be new species, and we could start to fill in a critical gap in scientific knowledge of this period.
Taipei, June 5, 2009 (CENS)--With China actively promoting 3G (third generation) telecommunication nationwide, Taiwanese makers in the handset manufacturing and related electronic components sectors are expected to hit pay dirt.
Even a Mondeo diesel takes six years to hit pay dirt. And by that time it's a Wolverhampton taxi.
FOR THE thousands of college football fans who zealously follow recruiting news, it is their big day--the day when their college team either hits pay dirt or is tagged with the shame of a low national recruiting ranking.
Hughes highlights the following book excerpts for hitting pay dirt:
On Invasion of the B-Girls, Josie Cotton hits pay dirt mining this dubious vein.
Then, years ago, I read a wonderful book called Pay Dirt, by J.I.
I also do not want to read about Invaders hitting pay dirt in the desert (News).