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Idioms for jackpot
- to achieve a sensational success; have sudden luck: The firm has hit the jackpot with its new line of computers.
- to win a jackpot.
Origin of jackpot
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Example sentences from the Web for jackpot
The wining numbers were drawn Wednesday, and the jackpot is the biggest prize for the Maryland lottery, officials said.
Maryland Lottery and Gaming Director Gordon Medenica said in a statement that “this is a truly exciting day for Maryland as we wait to see who will step forward to claim the jackpot.”
When that happens, the arachnids are commonly seen as winning the vertebrate jackpot.These spiders may sew leaves into fake shelters to lure frogs to their doom|Jake Buehler|January 4, 2021|Science News
SOFIA can, and over the course of two years of observations, the NASA team hit the molecular jackpot, finding the precise fingerprint of water scattered across Clavius.NASA Found More Water On the Moon—But Don't Plan On Having a Sip Any Time Soon|Jeffrey Kluger|October 26, 2020|Time
In the meantime, he takes trips to Vegas, sometimes sleeping in his car or in movie theaters for weeks, hoping to hit the jackpot.
Just a few blocks down on Sixth Avenue in Birmingham, they hit the jackpot.
Hillary Clinton, of course, hit the jackpot with her comparison of Putin to Hitler (never mind her clarification the next day).
The jackpot hit when Matthew McConaughey read the script and said, “I want to do this.”Inside the Obsessive, Strange Mind of True Detective’s Nic Pizzolatto|Andrew Romano|February 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
From tour guides to chefs, glass blowers to club owners, they each tout different talents to hit the jackpot.Ganjapreneurs Flock to Colorado Following Marijuana Legalization|Abby Haglage, Caitlin Dickson|January 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Did the preacher gent die, er did Brother Peyton jump the game, taking the jackpot with him?David Lannarck, Midget|George S. Harney
"Let him keep the doggone calf and we'll have to put up a jackpot for the feller that owns it," advised Bronco.The Long Dim Trail|Forrestine C. Hooker
It was jackpot; the chips were piled high; and the man in the linen coat was dealing again.Gunman's Reckoning|Max Brand
Jimmie Greeley was raking in a jackpot, grinning fiendishly at the dour Jim Hutch when they heard heavy, running feet outside.Down the Mother Lode|Vivia Hemphill
"Instead of bein' a jackpot bunch of triflin' no-account scalawags," murmured Jack.Oh, You Tex!|William Macleod Raine
British Dictionary definitions for jackpot
- to win a jackpot
- informal to achieve great success, esp through luck
Word Origin for jackpot
Idioms and Phrases with jackpot
see hit the jackpot.