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be onto a good thing

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe onto a good thingbe onto a good thingBritish English informalWORK HARD to have found an easy way of being successful or getting what you want Andrew knew when he was onto a good thing. good
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be onto a good thingWhen he first invested in the company, he knew he was onto a good thing.Many directors who take dividends in lieu of salary may think they are onto a good thing.Maybe he thought he was onto a good thing.Multiply that up by two or three hundred stores, and you will see he was onto a good thing.The plots were essentially the same; like any successful entrepreneur, Alger knew when he was onto a good thing.They felt they might be onto a good thing.His senses told him he was onto a good thing and his senses were rarely wrong.
be onto a good thingbe onto a good thinginformalPROFIT if you are onto a good thing, you are in a situation that is very helpful, comfortable, or profitable for youthink/know you are onto a good thing Directors who take dividends instead of salary may think they are onto a good thing but could have problems on retirement. thing
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think/know you are onto a good thingMany directors who take dividends in lieu of salary may think they are onto a good thing.
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