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take someone or something by storm

 
1. Fig. to conquer someone or something in a fury. The army took city after city by storm. They crashed in and took the general by storm.
2. Fig. to succeed overwhelmingly with someone, some place, or a group. The singing star took the audience in each town by storm. The star took the critics by storm.
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take somebody/something by storm

to be suddenly and extremely successful The Beatles took the US by storm in the early 1960s.
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take somebody/something by storm

to suddenly be very successful in a particular place or with a particular group of people Today we're interviewing the 20-year-old fashion designer who has taken Paris by storm.
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take by storm

Make a vivid impression on, quickly win popular acclaim or renown, as in The new rock group took the town by storm. This usage transfers the original military meaning of the phrase, "assault in a violent attack," to more peaceful endeavors. [Mid-1800s]
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take by storm

To captivate completely: a new play that took New York City by storm.
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References in classic literature ?
But the mingled, mingling threads of life are woven by warp and woof: calms crossed by storms, a storm for every calm.
Gas production from the acquired properties is approximately 6,600 Mcf/d, (approximately 3,000 Mcf/d net), of natural gas from 64 producing CBNG (coal bed natural gas) wells, 46 of which will be operated by Storm Cat.
The first well drilled by Storm Cat, the Clemenceau well No 14-6-42-4, was specifically drilled to test these geological concepts.
Under the terms of the JVA, which is subject to senior management approval by each party, no additional consideration was paid by Storm Cat.
More than a half dozen fiber optics component companies backed by Storm Ventures, a Palo Alto venture capital firm, will be exhibitors next week at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exhibit in Anaheim, California, the industry's biggest trade show.
The Company's actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied in forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including whether any significant purchases are made by Storm Telecommunications under the agreement and those risks and uncertainties discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and the other reports filed by the Company from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
By early next year the QoS product will be deployed in all of the thirteen cities currently served by Storm.
Dust transported by storms is known to contribute to a range of problems, including effects on marine ecosystems (such as a proliferation of "red tides" and coral reef decline) and interference with high-tech military instruments.