One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large amount of money.‘that dusty old painting on the wall could be worth a small fortune’
a huge amount, a small fortune, a king's ransom, a vast sum, a large sum of money, a lot, millions, billionsView synonyms
- ‘The evening must have cost a small fortune, judging by the amounts of food and entertainment and the notable size of the government entourage.’
- ‘And if that volume is still around it will be worth a small fortune.’
- ‘Father had been fond of giving gifts, and Margaret knew it to be worth a small fortune, should she need it.’
- ‘Only she turned out to be working for this money lender, who reckons I owe him a small fortune in interest now.’
- ‘Should it happen that said uncle's middle initial was B, the information could be worth a small fortune.’
- ‘The sum is worth a small fortune in India, where it could feed and clothe a family for life.’
- ‘The chances are that it was in a gallery, produced by an art school graduate, and that it was worth a small fortune in the lucrative art market.’
- ‘When you mix men with guns and minerals worth a small fortune, inevitably smuggling, violence and general disorder result.’
- ‘The fishing rights must now be worth a small fortune.’
- ‘Over the months the pile of money in my account builds up and soon I have a small fortune.’
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