go like hot cakes(redirected from going like hot cakes)
1. noun An attempt at some activity; a try. A: "I'm a little nervous to try water skiing." B: "Go on, Tom, have a go! It's fun!"
2. verb, euphemism To urinate. Excuse me, where is your toilet? My daughter really needs to go.
3. verb, informal To say or utter (something). Used as a reporting verb. So then Janet goes, "Blah, blah, blah," and Billy goes, "Yada, yada, yada." It was hilarious! I just got so frustrated waiting for her to decide that I went, "Make up your mind, Tammy!"
go like hot cakes
To sell very quickly and in large quantities. We had to order a second shipment of shirts because they've been going like hot cakes! This record has gone like hot cakes since it came out. I can't keep it in stock!
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(someone) one better and do someone one better to do something superior to what someone else has done; to top someone. That was a great joke, but I can go you one better. Your last song was beautifully sung, but Mary can do you one better.
(somewhere) by shank's mare Go to by shank's mare.
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like hot cakes, go
Also, sell like hot cakes. Be a great commercial success, as in I'm sure this new line of coats will go like hot cakes, or She was thrilled that her new book was selling like hot cakes. This term alludes to hot cakes, another name for griddle cakes or pancakes, which are so popular at church sales, food fairs, and similar events that they tend to sell as quickly as they are cooked. [Mid-1800s]
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sell/go like ˈhot cakes(informal) be sold quickly in great quantities: The band’s latest record is selling like hot cakes.
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1. n. a try (at something). I’d like to have another go at it, if I can.
2. in. to urinate. Jimmy’s gonna go in his pants!
3. tv. to say or utter something. (Mostly teens. Used in writing only for effect.) Then she goes, “Like . . . ,” and just stops talking.
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go/run to seed
1. To pass into the seed-bearing stage.
2. To become weak or devitalized; deteriorate: The old neighborhood has gone to seed.
go/sell like hotcakes Informal
To be disposed of quickly; be in great demand: Programs for the championship game went like hotcakes.
go/take a wee
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