paydirt pay‧dirt [ˈpeɪdɜːt ǁ -dɜːrt] noun
hit/​strike paydirt informal to make a useful or valuable discovery that will make a lot of money; = strike Bre:

• Sales have been flat, and manufacturers can only hope they'll strike paydirt with the new toy.

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paydirt UK US /ˈpeɪdɜːt/ noun [U]
hit/strike paydirt — Cf. strike paydirt

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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