a person or thing that is overwhelmingly successful or popular:Both the play and the movie based on it were smash hits.
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How to use smash hit in a sentence
It was called Rent, and when it premiered on Broadway in 1996, it was an instant smash hit, earning Larson three posthumous Tonys and a posthumous Pulitzer.The intertwined legacies of Jonathan Larson and Lin-Manuel Miranda | Constance Grady | November 19, 2021 | Vox
Among her lengthy backlist—filled with coming-of-age stories centering fiery heroines and enemies-to-lovers romances—are her smash hit Mediator and Princess Diaries series.
The Nintendo Switch has been a smash hit based on just about every metric you can use.You can finally connect Bluetooth headphones to your Nintendo Switch. Here’s how. | David Nield | September 16, 2021 | Popular-Science
Your first introduction to Jason Derulo may have been through smash hits like “Whatcha Say” and “In My Head,” but it wasn’t until the advent of TikTok that his career took another life.
At the end of the session, when we listened back to all we had laid down that day, I was sure I had a smash hit.When Gary Wright Met George Harrison: Dream Weaver, John and Yoko, and More | Gary Wright | September 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The young Saudi comedian behind the smash-hit viral video tells Sophia Jones about satire and the Saudi politics of driving.
The next smash hit real estate TV show could well be "$100 Million Listing."$100 Million House Listings Return with a Vengeance | CNBC | July 16, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The technology titan triumphantly introduces a smaller, lighter, somewhat cheaper version of its smash-hit tablet.
The latest version of the smash-hit smartphone has a bigger screen and some modest improvements.Is Apple’s New iPhone 5 New Enough to Beat Google’s Android? | Dan Lyons | September 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
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
Other Idioms and Phrases with 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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