hit a home run

hit a home run

1. In baseball and softball, to get a hit that allows one to round all four bases and score, typically by hitting the ball past the limits of the outfield. If Lamont can hit a home run, we'll win the game!
2. By extension, to perform an action that is very successful. Our numbers have been down, so we really need to hit a home run this quarter in order to turn a profit for the year. It was an unexpected interview question, but I really feel like a hit a home run with it.
See also: hit, home, run

hit a home run

AMERICAN
If you hit a home run, you do something that is very successful. They are creative people; if anyone could hit a home run, they could do it. The studio has hit a home run with its latest movie. Note: In baseball, when a batter hits a home run, they hit the ball a very long way, so that they are able to run round all the bases and score a run before the other team gets the ball back.
See also: hit, home, run
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Oakland A's catcher Jason Kendall has not hit a home run in 723 at-bats, the second longest homer drought in team history behind Walt Weiss' streak of 837 at-bats.
Soriano also hit a home run off Santana, who was pulled after four innings, having allowed seven runs and seven hits.
The JetHawks trailed 4-1 in the seventh when Jesus Cota hit a home run into the teeth of a stiff wind in right.
I'm not going to try to hit a home run every time like I did last year,'' DaVanon said.
Other traditions the boosters have established to make the minor-league experience for the players more enjoyable include potluck dinners for the players after each Sunday home game, and passing around the hat to collect contributions from fans for players who hit a home run, or strike out the side.