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gangbusters

(ˈgæŋbəstɚz)
n. a wild, busy, and successful event. (see also like gangbusters.) Our party was truly gangbusters, for sure.
See also: gangbuster
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Rather, as directed by Roar Uthaug, The Wave adds credible writing and effective acting to gangbusters special effects, resulting in a white-knuckle experience a bit higher on the plausibility scale than what we're used to from Hollywood versions of the genre.
Japan production will also go gangbusters in overseas markets targeting teens and genre fans.
Apparently, sales are goin' like gangbusters, and even men who don't frequent Mavericks are stopping by for a quick drink and a bottle of Alibi.
The Gilad Shalit shirt is selling like gangbusters in Gaza.
Now we know they are there and they are growing like gangbusters.
GANGBUSTERS have seized another loaded gun after a police raid in Birmingham.
In late summer, plant more mesclun and fill other vacant space with arugula or Japanese turnips--two underappreciated gourmet vegetables that will grow like gangbusters until cold weather brings your first garden to a close.
But unless IKEA is going gangbusters at its plant in Virginia and needs to expand its North American manufacturing capabilities, it's hard to image who might risk the investment.
We discovered the perfect nest in the courtyard of the 1950s-era Seibert Home at the jewels on the Bay Showhouse this winter: the Birdy chair, manufactured by Koji Collection from nuisance vines that grow like gangbusters in South America.
On the other hand, Waitrose is going gangbusters at the moment, sales of premium goods are up and, with the capital markets running more freely (p8), we've seen Kraft plucking Cadbury, Diamond snaffling Kettle Chips, and Noble gobbling Gu--though an MBO team at Rippleglen is among those struggling to raise funds (p12), and the situation at Martin McColl has gone very quiet.
We've had years where a couple of key end-user markets are going gangbusters, while others are in decline.
Those so-called shy snappers came up like gangbusters and swarmed the floating chunk of chum.
By 1983, the economy was going like gangbusters, and the best thing about it was that the private sector was allocating the money more efficiently than would have been possible had the government been directing the investments.
3, seen as it appeared when the universe was less than a billion years old, was going gangbusters, forging the equivalent of 1,000 suns every year.
A NOTORIOUS crime clan were targeted in a blitz by gangbusters two days before Christmas.