make a killing

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British pronunciation/mˌeɪk ɐ kˈɪlɪŋ/
American pronunciation/mˌeɪk ɐ kˈɪlɪŋ/
to make a killing
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to earn a large amount of money, often in a short period of time and with little effort, usually through a successful business venture, investment, etc,

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to [make] a killing definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "make a killing" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "make a killing" is uncertain, but it is believed to have originated in the United States in the early 20th century. It is used to describe the act of making a large or excessive amount of money, especially in a short period or from a specific venture, investment, or opportunity.

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Despite the competition, they were making a killing with their unique business model.
She made a killing by selling her startup to a larger company.
The company is making a killing with its latest product launch.
Future tense: If they win the contract, they could make a killing in the construction industry.
By investing in tech stocks, he made a killing in the stock market this year.
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