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sell like hotcakes

To be sold quickly 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 hot cakes

To sell very quickly. We had to order a second shipment of shirts because they have just been selling like hot cakes!
See also: cake, hot, 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

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
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President Bush has been startlingly passive as North Korea has begun churning out nuclear weapons like hotcakes.
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A new DVD featuring the recent beheading of an American in Iraq is apparently selling like hotcakes in video shops in Gaza.
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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.
which the company claims has a slimming effect, is selling like hotcakes, leading the company to revise upward its annual sales target, company official said Tuesday.
VEGETARIAN: honey mustard sauce, breakfast sauce (on Breakfast Burrito), McSalad Shaker salads, garden salad without dressing, shakes, granola, apple pies, ice cream, strawberry topping, hot caramel topping, ice cream cones, McDonaldland cookies, chocolate chip cookies, birthday cakes, Egg McMuffin (made without meat), hotcakes, grape jam and strawberry preserves, breakfast burrito (made without meat), cinnamon roll, margarine
Equally beloved are the hotcakes served in the knotty pine dining room of Portland's Original Pancake House (S.
If tickets sales were lagging during the Club's temporary "detention" at Schutzenmatte, they are selling like hotcakes now.
At the bank's downtown Towson (suburban Baltimore) location, branch manager Carolyn Norwood and assistant manager Vanessa Nadolny served waffles, omelets and hotcakes to consumers every Friday for a month The branch is located at Heaver Plaza, a high-rise office complex.
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