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Rapid success in a business venture.


Since I joined that pyramid club, soon I'll be
making money hand over fist.


Sailors through the ages have used the same hand-over-hand motion when climbing up ropes, hauling in nets, and hoisting sails. The best seamen were those who could do this action the fastest. In the 19th century, Americans adapted the expression
hand over fist - describing one hand clenching a rope and the other deftly moving above it - to suggest quickness and success.
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