Значение идиомы strike it rich

[strike it rich] {v. phr.}, {informal} 1. To discover oil, or alarge vein of minerals to be mined, or a buried treasure.

The oldprospector panned gold for years before he struck it rich.

2. Tobecome rich or successful suddenly or without expecting to.

Everyone wanted to buy one of the new gadgets, and their inventorstruck it rich.

John did not know that he had a rich Uncle John inAustralia. John struck it rich when his uncle left his money to John.

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Значение идиомы strike it rich