Idiom:  make a killing


Idiom:  make a killing

  • to earn a lot of money very quickly

Example sentences

— My brother thought he could make a killing selling CDs on the Internet but MP3 digital downloads became popular and no one wanted CDs anymore.

— You could make a killing selling your artwork at the Ann Arbor Art Fair.

— People who invested in Bitcoin early on have made a killing.

— The chances of making a killing with the lottery are slim.

— My sister makes a killing as a bartender but I hate that kind of work.

— You can make a killing babysitting if you don't declare that income on your taxes.

— If you want to make a killing become a surgeon, law firm partner or stockbroker.

— With your looks and height you could make a killing as a fashion model.

— There's a toddler who's making a killing simply playing with toys on his YouTube channel.

— You could make a killing as a stripper if you want money that badly.

— I made a killing in sales but I had to work all the time.


  • rake in
  • clean up
  • strike gold
  • make a fast/quick buck
  • strike it rich/lucky

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