howling success

howling success

A tremendous triumph, as in Their first play was a howling success. This colloquial expression employs howling in the sense of "very pronounced" or "glaring," a usage dating from the mid-1800s.
See also: howling, success
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it's HOMES Leicester, Orient, Rotherham, Wolves, Luton (7-1, McBookie) after by HOWLING SUCCESS Wolves were one of my top tips last week as they helped to land a 7-1 homes win and 5-2 Top Treble.
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But he said the wildcat growling contest was a howling success and may return next year.
It was a howling success, but there was another side to the slightly-built Gibson, as a versatile and distinguished character actor whose career spanned more than 40 years.
THEIR last comedy event, held in aid of Comic Relief, was such a howling success that Bagden Hall, Scissett is back with more.
Artist Richard Higlett listened to 30 dogs singing at an open audition in the city earlier this month which was declared "a howling success.
The casting couch has proved a howling success for Leicester Haymarket's production of The Wizard of Oz.
Movie insiders expect the film to be a howling success thanks to gory scenes including: # A highland cow that explodes in a torrent of blood; # A face that has its skin peeled off; # A farmer who is bitten in half by the bloodthirsty beast; # The discovery of a severed head in a haunted castle.
By all accounts, the latter's test with white goods two years ago was less than a howling success.
To guarantee a howling success, Uncle Matty of the PBS series ``Woof
I predict that virtual patient-physician encounters will be a howling success, particularly if advertised on television like statins and allergy medicine.
It seems that we could be more imaginative in the debate about wolves ["A Howling Success," November/December 2000] than to simply limit it to "kill or be killed.