"to make a killing"
to earn a lot of money;
to make a huge profit
Related words and phrases:
Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: I haven't seen Eric in a long time. How's he doing.
Friend 2: He invested in some risky but highly profitable stock market shares and things went very well and he made a killing.
Friend 1: I heard he bought his own island in the Caribbean.
Two colleagues are talking ...
Colleague 1: Are you looking forward to getting your year-end bonus?
Colleague 2: Of course. The company made a killing this year. Our bonuses should be huge.
Colleague 1: I think I'm going to buy a fancy new car with my bonus money.
Making a killing in the stock market often requires a high degree of risk.
1) ... if they could figure out a way to repair strollers they'd make a killing; the amount of abandoned strollers I see is mildly disturbing.
2) ... then you'd undercut the labor costs of your competitors and make a killing!
3) ... that the first system to make it easy to pay by cellphone/SMS will make a killing, given the age demographics of the audience.
4) Bring those games up to modern standards. They'd make a killing. Fans of the original stuff they'd done would probably love to replay their ...
5) ... buy up a house or condo there for pennies now, and make a killing once the boom starts when it suddenly becomes a very viable place to live.
6) Ian was playing the smart route and setting up shop in Arizona making a killing selling ice.
7) To say psychological traits required in killing and in making a killing in the markets are not dissimilar may seem trite.
8) They must be making a killing, even more than they do from the $42,000 a year tuition fees the University ...
9) When Ireland was booming the people supplying the capital were making a killing in return on capital and were not creating any wealth.
10) ... we were at our favourite little frozen yogurt shop (the owners are making a killing off of us!).
11) Everyone from Caesar and his bureaucracy down to the more well-off merchants made a killing from a system that heavily taxed the majority of rural peasants, ...
12) Personally I know old timers in Asia made a killing in the stock market, but miss the boat on real estate.
13) Many low quality SEO companies have made a killing off of massive, low quality link building.
14) ... are rather likely to make billions for the speculators, who will have made a killing on the big increases in equity prices today, ...
15) ... the Germans and their French subsidiaries made a killing of some $175 million in this dollar-exchange scam.
16) ... always the same -- you unwittingly fund your own loan and the bank makes a killing.
17) ... educated at Harvard, who becomes interested in gold, and makes a killing selling gold mining shares.
18) ... the American economy is bled dry, and the military-security industrial complex makes a killing?
19) Madden starts selling beer during Prohibition and makes a killing, ...
20) ... when there are few buyers, and lots of renters clever investors normally makes a killing, and buys bargains.