Definition of pay dirt noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


pay dirt

BrE BrE//ˈpeɪ dɜːt//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpeɪ dɜːrt//
[uncountable] (especially North American English)
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  • earth that contains valuable minerals or metal such as gold
  • Idioms (informal) to suddenly be in a successful situation, especially one that makes you rich The band really hit pay dirt with their last album.
    See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pay dirt

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