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small fortune

noun

A large amount of money; a higherthan-expected cost: a small fortune for Valentine's dinner

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • I've backed The Dutchman to win a small fortune, and I'm going to stand by it.

    Thoroughbreds W. A. Fraser
  • He told you that since he had known you he had made a small fortune on Wall Street.

    The Golden Woman Ridgwell Cullum
  • He might have made a mistake and lost all his small fortune.

    They of the High Trails

    Hamlin Garland
  • He has a small fortune of his own, which he is spending fast.

    Is He Popenjoy?

    Anthony Trollope
  • But you know what he said—there would be a small fortune in it for us if we got 'em.

    The Rover Boys on Treasure Isle Edward Stratemeyer (AKA Arthur M. Winfield)

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