[ pot-boi-ler ]
/ ˈpɒtˌbɔɪ lər /
a mediocre work of literature or art produced merely for financial gain.
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For fans of the HBO potboiler True Detective, the opening montage is all-too-familiar.Sasha Grey on Her Secret ‘True Detective’ Cameo, ‘Open Windows,’ and the Duke Porn Star Backlash|Marlow Stern|March 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fanny's First Play, being but a potboiler, needs no preface.Fanny's First Play|George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for potboiler
/ (ˈpɒtˌbɔɪlə) /
informal a literary or artistic work of little merit produced quickly in order to make money
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