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2007.12.27(Review of 2002.12.20 edition)

Today's WordMaster is what everyone hopes for when they buy a lottery ticket. Wouldn't it be nice to have a chance to use this word sometime soon?

Today's LessonCATEGORY: イディオム
(HIT THE) JACKPOT   最も額の大きい賞金(大成功を収める)


  • A jackpot is the largest amount of money a person can win in a lottery, slot machine, or other game of chance.

    To hit the jackpot is to have great success at something, especially when it involves receiving a lot of money.
  • jackpot は、宝くじやスロットマシーン、その他の運だめしのゲームで勝ち取ることができる、一番大きな金額のことです。

    hit the jackpot は、何かにおいて大きな成功を収める、という意味で、特に、大金を受け取ることが含まれます。



  1. (fictional news report)
    This year's Year-End Berlitz Mega Lottery will have its biggest jackpot ever.
  2. Let's try playing the slot machine for a while. The jackpot is $2 million.
  3. I was reading about the man who won the last lottery jackpot. He's using the money to build a chocolate factory for his kids!
  4. (two reporters)
    a: I just got off the phone with the White House. The President has agreed to an interview!
    b: Congratulations! You've really hit the jackpot this time, haven't you?
  5. The makers of “Berlitz Ultimatum” have hit the jackpot once again. The third film in the “Berlitz” series is setting records at the box office.

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