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smash hit

a person or thing that is overwhelmingly successful or popular:
Both the play and the movie based on it were smash hits. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I am happy to report that your book, "Interstellar Ark," is a smash hit.

    A World by the Tale Gordon Randall Garrett
  • Busy, happy weeks they were, for the play was a smash hit from the start.

    My Fair Planet Evelyn E. Smith
Idioms and Phrases with smash hit

smash hit

An outstanding success, as in She was a smash hit in the role of the governess, or His first book was a smash hit but this one isn't doing well. [ c. 1920 ]
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