strike it rich
Also, strike oil or strike it lucky. Experience sudden financial success, as in He never dreamed that he'd strike it rich this soon, or They really struck oil with that investment, or One of these days we'll strike it lucky. The first of these idioms originated in mining, where it referred to finding a rich mineral deposit. [Colloquial; second half of 1800s]
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The influential al Qaeda propagandist, who was born in New Mexico, died in a U.S. drone strike later that year.
Should lightning strike and Hillary Clinton forgoes a presidential run, Democrats have a nominee in waiting.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
In this cockamamie get-rich scheme, would they all issue an apology if he cut a check?
Or how much richer a few rich Mexicans are going to get in the process?Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Liberal Democrats like to blow their bugles about how all the big money in politics comes from rich Republicans.
Sometimes necessity makes an honest man a knave: and a rich man a honest man, because he has no occasion to be a knave.
Do you want the marriage of your daughter with the rich and Honourable Harry broken?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
It succeeds best in a deep rich loam in a climate ranging from forty to fifty degrees of latitude.
They are so rich in harmony, so weird, so wild, that when you hear them you are like a sea-weed cast upon the bosom of the ocean.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
Excretion of these substances is greatly increased by a diet rich in nuclei, as sweetbreads and liver.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd