make a killing

This page is about the idiom make a killing


If you make a killing, you make a lot of money from a sale or a deal of some sort.

For example

  • My aunt made a killing when she bought some shares in a company as soon as they were issued, and sold them a few weeks later for three times what she paid.

  • Lots of people made a killing when property values went so high back in the nineties.

Quick Quiz

After Julie made a killing on the stock exchange, she

a. did her time in jail

b. recovered in a hospital

c. celebrated in a nightclub
a) did her time in jail b) recovered in a hospital c) celebrated in a nightclub
make a killing

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