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2005.10.07(Review of 2004.11.10 edition)

Welcome to the Friday WordMaster! Today we're going to leave you with a smile on your face that'll last you through the weekend, because business simply doesn't get any better than this!

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム


  • When you make a killing you win, earn, or somehow obtain a lot of money in a short period of time, usually with little effort.
  • make a killing は、あっという間に高額賞金を当てたり大金を稼いだりする、という意味です。ほとんど努力せずに大金を手に入れた状況をさすのが一般的です。


  1. Mr. Shimizu invested a lot of money in the IT industry in the early ‘90s. He made a killing when he sold his stock a few years later with stock prices at their peak.
  2. Uni-Telemobile Corporation has made a killing in cellular phone sales because they got in on the ground floor of the cellular phone boom.
  3. a: Did you hear that Hiroshi sold his house and more than doubled his money?
    b: Yeah, he really made a killing!

英会話レッスンBest of luck in all things! Have a great weekend!