take somewhere by storm

take (someone, something, or some place) by storm

1. To conquer, seize, or lay siege to something, someone, or some place with a sudden and furious attack. The invaders took the castle by storm. The SWAT team smashed the door down and took the gunman by storm.
2. To win or gain huge and widespread success or popularity very rapidly. There's a new fad among kids and teens that is taking the country by storm. The sleep therapy technique for children has taken parents around the world by storm.
See also: by, storm, take

take somewhere by storm

COMMON If someone or something takes a place or a group of people by storm, they are extremely successful or popular in that place or with those people. When she arrived there in 1862 she had already taken London by storm. In 1991 many firms expected these computers to take the industry by storm. It's nearly 12 months since the film took America by storm. Note: This expression originally meant to capture something such as a fort or a military position by means of a sudden, violent attack.
See also: by, somewhere, storm, take