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boffo

1. noun A movie or play that is very popular and successful. That movie looked so stupid in the previews, but it turned out to be a real boffo.
2. adjective Wonderful or fantastic. That routine was just boffo, way to go!
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boffo

(ˈbɑfo)
1. n. a box-office hit; a successful play, musical, movie, etc. The last one was a tremendous boffo, but we only broke even.
2. mod. successful; tremendous. Another boffo success for Willy!
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