parlay sth into sth

parlay sth into sth
UK US parlay sth into sth
Phrasal Verb with parlay({{}}/ˈpɑːli/ US  /ˈpɑːrleɪ/ verb US
to achieve success by using a small advantage or opportunity in an effective way: »

They parlayed some modest investments into massive profits for the company.


He can parlay any situation into a favorable result for his client.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • parlay something into something — ˈparlay sth into sth derived (NAmE) to use or develop sth such as money or a skill to make it more successful or worth more • She hopes to parlay her success as a model into an acting career. Main entry: ↑parlayderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • parlay — par|lay [ˈpa:li US ˈpa:rleı] v [T] [Date: 1800 1900; : French; Origin: paroli (noun), from Italian, from paro equal , from Latin par; PAR] AmE to use advantages that you already have, such as your skills, experience, or money, and increase their… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • parlay — verb (T) AmE to increase the value of something that you have, especially your abilities, previous success, or money, by using all your opportunities well: parlay sth into: He parlayed his athletic achievements into a successful sports… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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