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smash hit

a play, movie, musical, etc., that is a big success. Her first book was a smash hit. The second was a disaster. A smash hit doesn't always make people rich.
See also: hit, smash

smash hit

An outstanding success, as in She was a smash hit in the role of the governess, or His first book was a smash hit but this one isn't doing well. [c. 1920]
See also: hit, smash
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I went to launch the American Smash Hits at the end of 1983.
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Deer Hunter 2 - A dirt-cheap sequel to the surprise smash hit.
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Tropical fare a k a Cha Cha Cha-style food is moderately priced in this smash hit, art-eco, rainforest-themed cafe and bar where charity begins with regular donations from profits.
Developed by Andamiro of Korea, Pump It Up first debuted in arcades in 1999, and over the next 5 years became an international smash hit, with nine versions selling a remarkable 20,000 machines.
Retro grill-sans-frill fare that's simple, good, moderately priced and a smash hit with all ages.
The 1972 release of (Kenny) Loggins & (Jim) Messina's "Sittin' In," originally intended as a one-off, was the smash hit debut that launched one of rock's most popular live shows, a series of gold and platinum records, Top 10 albums and more than 16 million in record sales.
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might be The Donald's parting words to remaining job candidates in the upcoming episode of NBC's smash hit "The Apprentice.
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Tropical fare aka Cha Cha Cha-style food is moderately priced in this smash hit, art-eco, rain-forest-themed cafe and bar where charity begins with regular donations from profits.