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sell like hotcakes

To sell something easily and in large quantities. This record has been selling like hotcakes—I can't keep it in stock!
See also: hotcake, like, sell

sell like hotcakes

Fig. [for something] to be sold very fast. The delicious candy sold like hotcakes. The fancy new cars were selling like hotcakes.
See also: hotcake, like, sell

sell like hot cakes


sell like hotcakes

If things sell like hot cakes, people buy large quantities of them in a short time. The software is selling like hot cakes. Her products sold like hotcakes. Note: You can also say that things go like hot cakes. The salesman says they've been going like hot cakes. Note: In American English, `hotcakes' are pancakes, while in British English `hot cakes' are cakes which have just been baked.
See also: cake, hot, like, sell

sell (or go) like hot cakes

be sold quickly and in large quantities.
See also: cake, hot, like, sell
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Denny's current menu features 12 kids' choices, including the junior version of the Grand Slam, plus the popular Smiley-Face Hotcakes and dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets.
And they are certain to be snapped up like hotcakes.
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And don't call him the Pancake Man because he loves his hotcakes.
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The Kilmer photos sold like Hollywood hotcakes, says gallery owner Nancy Main.
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n More than a third of the calories and twothirds of the fat in an order of Hotcakes come from the syrup and butter.
And it has been selling like hotcakes at Trader Joe's, its exclusive retail outlet.
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