sell like hotcakes

sell like hotcakes

To sell something easily and in large quantities. This record has been selling like hotcakes—I can't keep it in stock!
See also: hotcake, like, sell

sell like hotcakes

Fig. [for something] to be sold very fast. The delicious candy sold like hotcakes. The fancy new cars were selling like hotcakes.
See also: hotcake, like, sell
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Pancakes literally sell like hotcakes during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
This has not convinced analysts that the two units are any good or will sell like hotcakes.
This would flatter most figures and will sell like hotcakes.
He said: "Because I'd bought a house from them, I had confidence in the product - they're never badly built and the fact they sell like hotcakes proves that.
Much-maligned artists like Phil Collins and Foreigner are enjoying a resurgence as Guilty Secrets CD compilations sell like hotcakes
Under the premise that "we could all use a laugh," or that racist antiques are collectible documentation of "how bad things used to be," ethnic memorabilia sell like hotcakes in online auctions and other markers.
We knew they'd sell like hotcakes, so the rest of the money is going to the Xavarian Fathers for their missionary work in Cambodia, Ethiopia and Brazil.
But we're still enamored of the idea of Paris, and marketing people know if they slap an image of the Eiffel Tower or the Notre Dame cathedral on something, it will sell like hotcakes (or crepe suzettes, as the case may be).
For a food--any food--to sell like hotcakes, all it needed was a sprinkling of oat bran.
Retailers watch our formulas and self contained hydroponics units sell like hotcakes.
One of the organisers, who is expecting the tickets for the Point show to sell out in minutes, said: "Try to get tickets early as they will sell like hotcakes.