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pay dirt

[′pā ‚dərt]
(mining engineering)
Profitable mineral-rich earth or ore.
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Then, years ago, I read a wonderful book called Pay Dirt, by J.
On November 14 last year, Eugene struck pay dirt when a giant 7x7 whitetail moseyed by his stand.
I'm puzzled by his recent New Democrat tangent, acrobatically putting the best possible face on middle-class pocketbook losses, and disparaging broad social programs as pay dirt for Democrats.
The one that bound to DAF hit pay dirt because DAF seems to take it to the tight junction," he says.
Editor's note: You've struck pay dirt with your Stryker suggestions.
And by the time workers get to that pay dirt, they will have earned it.
Despite the charm such installations exude, there's always the lingering feeling that the paintings themselves don't quite need their decor, that they've somehow already managed to internalize and distill all the theoretical pay dirt their adornments might accrue.
If the new party is to succeed, it must land in between--smack in the centre right: "That is the only spot where it can hope to hit political pay dirt.
Like other commentators who headed to the diggings, he complained about the miners' violent conduct and marveled at the effort one needed to hit pay dirt.
dollar in two years, has pushed a wave of Venezuelan franchisers and other small businesses to seek their fortunes on foreign shores--and more than a few are striking pay dirt.
Janes and Bettinson hit pay dirt with the long-running "Buddy," but did a fast West End fade about this time last year with "125th Street," the critically reviled $2.
The former Centennial Bank is one of the best examples of a Eugene-Springfield firm hitting pay dirt in Portland.