hit the jackpot
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- (idiomatic) To receive a more favorable outcome than imagined, especially by good luck.
- 2021 August 25, Richard Foster, “The rise and fall of railway's Big Four...”, in RAIL, number 938, page 55:
- Before 1914, coal was a true cash-cow, and on paper, the GWR looked to have hit the jackpot by being handed all the railways in the South Wales coal fields.
to receive a favorable outcome, by luck