make a hit with (someone or something)

make a hit with (someone or something)

To make a very good impression with someone or some group; to be very well liked by someone or some group. Apparently my prime rib roast made a hit with Janet's boss. The announcement that they were entering the mobile phone market made a hit with investors.
See also: hit, make

make a hit with someone

to please someone; to impress someone. The dessert you served really made a hit with the guests. Her talk made a hit with the audience.
See also: hit, make