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gangbusters

Successful. Oh, presenting the case to the students was gangbusters—they got totally engrossed in trying to the solve the mystery.
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gangbusters

(ˈgæŋbəstɚz)
n. a wild, busy, and successful event. (see also like gangbusters.) Our party was truly gangbusters, for sure.
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All I know is it works like gang-busters and I keep mine handy all the time for scopes (gets to the lens easily) and binocs.
GANG-busters in Birmingham want to pioneer new injunctions to stop children falling into crime and break the cycle of gang violence that has blighted inner-city communities.
When business is gang-busters they help you meet customer demand and expectations.
ey were trying to torch a pounds 65,000 Audi AS7 seized from Daniel mob drug dealer Carroll, 29 - known as e Gerbil - and now being used by police gang-busters.
Now sales of the mid-rise condos his company man ages, which originally sold "like gang-busters," have slowed to a snail's pace.
"As president of the New England Museum Association and chairman of the American Association's Council of Regions, I am working hard for regional and national visibility, and Gordon is going gang-busters on the international visibility, so all in all we have a strong team for pros working hard for the museum, but also Clinton and the Wachusett region," Russell said.
If the Government staged such a stunt today they would have to parade jailed crime boss John Gilligan and not John Timoney, for the gangs and not the gang-busters have won hands-down.
Kentucky is coming on like gang-busters, and Alabama is a consistent producer.
Like the sugary pastel palette of Peace, 2004-2005, the use of checks in this set of paintings is almost cloyingly obvious; They bring to mind the big sums that Prince's work has fetched recently, though they also show that, despite this recent gang-busters market and mounting celebrity, he still writes his own checks to MasterCard, ConEd, and Pearl Paint.
Labelled the gang-busters, the modern-day Untouchables of the MIU have played a vital role in collating intelligence which has led to dozens of the city's top gangsters being jailed.
The home-improvement sector has been going gang-busters; we hope to capitalize on this," he said.
That's one of the reasons some revolvers shoot like gang-busters while others -- that look the same on the outside -- shoot like Grandma's rusty cap and ball.
This is Fazoli's, a franchised Italian fast-food concept, which is reportedly growing like gang-busters. Fazoli's, operated by Seed Restaurant Group Inc., Lexington, Ky., has 222 restaurant in 24 states and is tagged as being on the fast track for growth particularly in Northern and Western areas.
Grab the handle, and the heavy 64MN carbon steel blade chops like gang-busters.