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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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It's going up like gangbusters, hasn't slowed down.
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The automotive industry has been going gangbusters in the last few months." He added: "What we're seeing is the private sector demonstrating very clearly that it can, even in very difficult times, take up the slack of jobs lost in the public sector."
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* The Gilad Shalit shirt is selling like gangbusters in Gaza.
"Rick Perry is coming on like gangbusters, and that has forced all the other presidential contenders to step up-or at least recalibrate-their march toward the White House.
"Now we know they are there and they are growing like gangbusters."
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