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“parlay sth into sth” in Business English

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parlay sth into sth

phrasal verb with parlay uk /ˈpɑːli/ us /ˈpɑːrleɪ/ verb US

to achieve success by using a small advantage or opportunity in an effective way:

They parlayed some modest investments into massive profits for the company.
He can parlay any situation into a favorable result for his client.

(Definition of “parlay sth into sth” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)