One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Have found a job or other situation that is pleasant, profitable, or easy.‘many directors who take dividends in lieu of salary think they are on to a good thing’
- ‘He said: ‘If you are on to a good thing you stick with it.’’
- ‘For his part, Mr Cowdery is convinced he is on to a good thing.’
- ‘Those masters were on to a good thing, for a while.’
- ‘They took advantage of the new government's inexperience at the time and, knowing that it was their first project, knew they were on to a good thing and exploited the situation to the fullest.’
- ‘It doesn't take long before people catch on to a good thing.’
- ‘He said: ‘I reckoned that there was enough demand to set up a specialist company, and when my wife also agreed, then I knew we were on to a good thing.’’
- ‘Standard Life Investments proved last week it knows when it is on to a good thing by launching a second European private equity fund which will undoubtedly be one of the largest and most significant launches by a Scottish house this year.’
- ‘So I feel that not enough is being done to persuade people to give up because the government know that they're on to a good thing with the tobacco trade.’
- ‘He has plenty to chew on, but that is not necessarily a bad thing: should it all fall into place, he could well be on to a good thing.’
- ‘The duo knew they were on to a good thing when they first previewed at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002 to packed audiences.’
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