'on the make' bleached to positive 'making good money'?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 22 06:20:23 UTC 2012

On Wed, Nov 21, 2012 at 6:02 AM, Damien Hall
<damien.hall at newcastle.ac.uk> wrote:
> a man on the make whose career prospects were taking off

"A man on the make": one whose career prospects, whether licit or
illici, are taking off

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint
to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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