Definition of make out like a bandit in US English:

make out like a bandit


  • Profit greatly from an activity.

    • ‘However, he must be right because he is making out like a bandit with his home entertainment systems - €18,000 each and he has bookings until October.’
    • ‘On the other side, if your are making payments based on the CPI, you are making out like a bandit.’
    • ‘But Rivera, who refused requests to speak with City Journal, made out like a bandit.’
    • ‘Whatever the reason, you make out like a bandit in the short run, but you have problems in the long run.’
    • ‘His perky blonde daughter was making out like a bandit; he was impressed by her level of sophistication.’
    • ‘Of all the nifty gifts I received for Christmas, an iPod, a Sonicare toothbrush, a digital photo printer - I know, I made out like a bandit - the most interesting present of all was the hatchet my dad gave me.’
    • ‘Between holiday gifts and birthday presents, you've made out like a bandit, so why don't you give something back?’
    • ‘Detroit made out like a bandit in the new tax bill, and the environmental lobby is fuming.’
    • ‘If he does manage to invade Saudi, Kuwait, Oman, etc., and cuts supply in order to maximize his profit, Russia will make out like a bandit.’
    • ‘Using this method, and these numbers, the buyer would be making out like a bandit, getting a 50% return on his investment.’
    • ‘For that matter, they're worth more than yours so you're making out like a bandit.’
    • ‘And I make out like a bandit, because I get to ‘stand beside’ fabulous people - and be identified with their Great Work!’
    • ‘Therefore, the cost and availability of capital falls dramatically in the protected sector, leading to overinvestment, falling yields, cushioned risk and someone making out like a bandit.’