Definition of strike it rich in English:

strike it rich


  • Acquire a great deal of money, typically in a sudden or unexpected way.

    ‘he struck it rich when a distant cousin left him $8 million’
    • ‘I've had relatives who, having struck it rich, acquired racehorses.’
    • ‘Like the prospector who spends years searching for gold with little or no success, the horse owner knows all the effort and money invested will be worthwhile if he can strike it rich with one horse.’
    • ‘Oh, and if you should strike it rich, don't forget who brokered the deal.’
    • ‘Download the free casino software now and be one step closer to striking it rich!’
    • ‘They work together, drink together and all dream of somehow striking it rich.’
    • ‘An Internet entrepreneur who struck it rich then lost it all has some advice on how to deal with the rise and fall of fortune.’
    • ‘It might not be good for players who grab the short money available immediately and miss the opportunity to truly strike it rich.’
    • ‘Eventually they struck it rich, buying land and building houses in Toronto's expanding suburbs.’
    • ‘A few years after his birth, his father - a daring and hard-nosed entrepreneur - struck it rich when he invented a device for drilling oil.’
    • ‘Finally, there's Dylan and Charlotte, who've just struck it rich on the stock market.’
    make a large profit, make a fortune, make one's fortune, gain, profit, make money, be successful, be lucky
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