do a land-office business

do a land-office business

To sell something very successfully. Stores that sell shovels and rock salt always do a land-office business after the prediction of a snowstorm.
See also: business
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do a land-office business

Fig. to do a large amount of buying or selling in a short period of time. The icecream shop always does a land-office business on a hot day. The tax collector's office did a land-office business on the day that taxes were due.
See also: business
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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