hacer su agosto

USAGE NOTE
This idiom may also be written "hacer el agosto."
hacer su agosto(
ah
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sehr
 
soo
 
ah
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gohs
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toh
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (idiom) (general)
a. to make a fortune
Los agricultores de la región hicieron su agosto vendiendo sus tierras cuando empezó el boom turístico.The farmers in the region made a fortune by selling their land when the tourism boom began.
b. to make a killing (idiom)
Este bar hace su agosto en verano, cuando la gente viene a la terraza.This bar makes a killing during the summer, when people come to the terrace.
c. to make one's pile (idiom)
El famoso armador hizo su agosto transportando petróleo durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial.The famous shipowner made his pile transporting oil during World War II.
d. to line one's pockets (idiom)
Tienen una tienda de paraguas, así que están haciendo su agosto con toda esta lluvia.They have an umbrella store, so they're lining their pockets with all this rain.
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