be going gangbusters

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be going gangbusters

To be happening with a lot of energy, enthusiasm, or success. Primarily heard in US. Our offense was going gangbusters in the second period—that's how we were able to overwhelm the other team.
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be going gangbusters

AMERICAN, INFORMAL
If something is going gangbusters, it is having a very successful period. Although the company's cable operations are going gangbusters, its finances are still shaky. Their economy has been going gangbusters, with gross domestic product growth of 8 per cent or so most years. Note: You can also say that someone or something does something like gangbusters, meaning very successfully. He has recently published a book of poems, which is selling like gangbusters. Note: A gangbuster is someone, especially a police officer, whose job is to break up criminal gangs.
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"We had a lot of retailers moving into the area, we've been going gangbusters in retail," he said.
in North Little Rock, and it has been going gangbusters in its five years of operation.
Since Vitalino Nafria Aznar, a veteran of some 20 years with Banco Bilbao Vizcaya (BBV), arrived in Mexico last year, the Spanish bank has been going gangbusters. Its share of deposits now stands at 7% of the market, profits were up by almost half to almost US$14 million in the first quarter of 1999 and the number of bank branches swelled 131 to 549 in just 15 months.
The Barger area clinic will serve the rapidly growing Bethel area, where home builders have been going gangbusters for the past decade.