sell like hot cakes

sell like hot cakes

BRITISH or

sell like hotcakes

mainly AMERICAN
If things sell like hot cakes, people buy large quantities of them in a short time. The software is selling like hot cakes. Her products sold like hotcakes. Note: You can also say that things go like hot cakes. The salesman says they've been going like hot cakes. Note: In American English, `hotcakes' are pancakes, while in British English `hot cakes' are cakes which have just been baked.
See also: cake, hot, like, sell

sell (or go) like hot cakes

be sold quickly and in large quantities.
See also: cake, hot, like, sell

sell/go like ˈhot cakes

(informal) be sold quickly in great quantities: The band’s latest record is selling like hot cakes.
See also: cake, hot, like, sell
References in classic literature ?
They'd sell like hot cakes in the valley here--them I didn't want for myself.
A winter food seller at Sitara market told that Doodh Jalebi (a sweetmeat soaked in milk) was high in demand these days, adding that he prepared three large utensils of Doodh Jalebi on daily basis and it all sell like hot cakes.