American Idioms and Expressions

Make A Killing Idiom

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make a killing
What does make a killing mean?
make a large amount of moneyHer mother made a killing on the real estate market before she retired.
make a killing
What does make a killing mean?
to make a large amount of moneyMy sister made a killing when she worked overseas in the oil industry.
make a killing
What does make a killing mean?
to make a large amount of money My sister made a killing when she worked overseas in the oil industry.
make a killing
What does make a killing mean?
to make a large amount of money The woman made a killing on the real estate market before she retired.


Some Random Idioms
hear (someone) out
What does "hear (someone) out" mean?
listen to everything that someone has to sayWe went to the meeting to hear the manager out about the new building.
have one's finger on the pulse
What does "have one's finger on the pulse" mean?
to be aware of recent changes or developments in a particular situation or activity Our supervisor has her finger on the pulse and knows what everybody is doing.

slime bag
What does "slime bag" mean?
disgusting, worthless person (usually said of men)
absent-minded
What does "absent-minded" mean?
to be forgetfulOur neighbor is very absent-minded and he often forgets his keys.
cheesy
What does "cheesy" mean?
tacky; cheap; smarmy. What a cheesy sweater, it looks horrid.
punitive damages
What does "punitive damages" mean?
extra damages awarded to someone in order to punish them and to deter othersThe patient was awarded a large amount of money as punitive damages in his lawsuit against the hospital.
newbee
What does "newbee" mean?
person who is new to the Internet
bore (someone) stiff
What does "bore (someone) stiff" mean?
to bore someone very much Most of the guests at the wedding were bored stiff with the long speeches.

circle the wagons
What does "circle the wagons" mean?
to set up a defense against an enemy The managers began to circle the wagons as the accounting scandal became worse.

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