pay dirt

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pay dirt (uncountable)

  1. (mining) Earth which contains profitable quantities of ore.
  2. (figuratively) A profitable area or period; success.
    • 2007, Clive James, Cultural Amnesia (Picador 2007), page 805:
      Wittgenstein was closer to the pay dirt in one of his letters to the philosopher G. E. Moore, when he talked about thought with due attention to what fascinated Heisenberg on his deathbed: turbulence.

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