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Sell Like Hotcakes Idiom

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sell like hotcakes
What does sell like hotcakes mean?
to sell quickly, to sell rapidlyThe tickets for the concert were selling like hotcakes when I called this morning.
sell like hotcakes
What does sell like hotcakes mean?
to sell very quicklyThe children's toys were selling like hotcakes at the end of the year.
sell like hotcakes
What does sell like hotcakes mean?
to sell quickly or easilyThe new CD has only been released for one week but already it is selling like hotcakes.
sell like hotcakes
What does sell like hotcakes mean?
to sell very quickly The children's toys were selling like hotcakes at the end of the year.

sell like hotcakes
What does sell like hotcakes mean?
to sell quickly or easily The new CD is selling like hotcakes.

sell like hotcakes
What does sell like hotcakes mean?
to sell quickly, to sell rapidly The tickets for the concert were selling like hotcakes when I called this morning.


Some Random Idioms
at the appointed hour
What does "at the appointed hour" mean?
at the time that has been decided At the appointed hour, the team arrived at the stadium.

nothing to it
What does "nothing to it" mean?
to be easyThere was nothing to it and I was able to fix the television in about ten minutes.
in spades
What does "in spades" mean?
as much or more than you could want (spades are the highest ranking cards in the game of bridge) as much or more than you could want (spades are the highest ranking cards in the game of bridge)The sick child was hoping to receive some cards when he was in the hospital but when the radio talked about his illness he received them in spades.
through thick and thin
What does "through thick and thin" mean?
through all difficulties and troubles, through good times and bad timesThe woman's husband is always ready to help her and supports her through thick and thin.
catch fire
What does "catch fire" mean?
to begin to burn We were very careful that the wooden house would not catch fire.

Right up my alley
What does "Right up my alley" mean?
If something is right up your alley, it suits you perfectly.
dash off (something)
What does "dash off (something)" mean?
to do or finish something quicklyI plan to dash off a letter before I go to work.
a slip of the tongue
What does "a slip of the tongue" mean?
something that is said at the wrong time and is not what you want to sayThe clerk's comment to the customer was a slip of the tongue.
come down with (something)
What does "come down with (something)" mean?
to become sick with a cold or other illness My mother came down with a cold and was unable to attend the dinner.
have them rolling in the aisles
What does "have them rolling in the aisles" mean?
make an audience laugh a lotThe speaker had them rolling in the aisles when he gave his talk.
at the crack of dawn
What does "at the crack of dawn" mean?
when the first light of the day appearsWe left for our holiday at the crack of dawn.
nugget
What does "nugget" mean?
new recruit or cadet
slip of the tongue
What does "slip of the tongue" mean?
a mistake of saying something that one did not want to say, an error of speechI made a slip of the tongue when I told the unpopular woman that we will have a party soon.

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