hit the jackpot
Be highly successful, especially unexpectedly; win, especially a lot of money. For example, She hit the jackpot at the auction; that platter turned out to be genuine Meissen. This term comes from a form of poker in which a hand can be opened only if one holds at least a pair of jacks (or higher). Often a number of hands must be dealt before anyone can open, and since players must put in money for each round, the jackpot, or total amount held, is apt to be quite large. [Early 1900s]
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The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
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Many of us had been hit by the balls, but a bruise or a graze of the skin was the worst consequence that had ensued.
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