hit a home run

hit a home run

to succeed with something We felt our band hit a home run that night – it was the best performance we ever gave.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of home run (a play in baseball in which the person hitting the ball scores)
See also: hit, home, run
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Oakland A's catcher Jason Kendall has not hit a home run in 723 at-bats, the second longest homer drought in team history behind Walt Weiss' streak of 837 at-bats.
Soriano also hit a home run off Santana, who was pulled after four innings, having allowed seven runs and seven hits.
The JetHawks trailed 4-1 in the seventh when Jesus Cota hit a home run into the teeth of a stiff wind in right.
I'm not going to try to hit a home run every time like I did last year,'' DaVanon said.
Other traditions the boosters have established to make the minor-league experience for the players more enjoyable include potluck dinners for the players after each Sunday home game, and passing around the hat to collect contributions from fans for players who hit a home run, or strike out the side.