Definition of Smash hit
1. Noun. An unusually successful hit with widespread popularity and huge sales (especially a movie or play or recording or novel).
Generic synonyms: Bang, Hit, Smash, Smasher, Strike
Language type: Figure, Figure Of Speech, Image, Trope
Definition of Smash hit
1. Noun. (idiomatic) Something that is tremendously popular or successful. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Smash hit
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"Ain't we, though P We 11 soon show yer ! [They squirt a pint of dirty water into his eyes, and playfully smash hit hat flat on his head at Scene closes. ..."
2. Wright & Ditson Officially Adopted Lawn Tennis Guide edited by Joseph T Whittelsey, Irving C Wright (1915)
"Brookes' last smash hit the net and rolled over too short for Mac's desperate attempt to reach it. Australasia certainly had a lot of luck, ..."
3. The Best Plays by Burns Mantle, Louis Kronenberger (1899)
"Nothing resembling a "smash" hit, as the Broadway classicists describe it, had occurred through the busier production months of October and November. ..."
4. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"1863 Dickens was a smash hit at the age of 24. This was not quite an accident, except inasmuch as genius is always a divine accident —John Wain, ..."
5. Lost Crops of Africa: Volume Ii: Vegetables by National Research Council (U. S.) (2006)
"Here, too, it has been a smash hit, creating what a researcher describes as "remarkable success in a number of West African countries. ..."
6. The Information Universe: Issues in Informing Science and Information by Informing Science Institute, Eli Cohen, Ed. (2006)
"5 popularity, mass appeal; popular success, gorilla (US!), rage, smash, smash-hit, top of the pops. adj. d working-class, lower-class, ..."
7. The Friends of Rathlin Island by Stewart Dalby (2004)
"It was like making films, one smash hit and the returns kept coming in for years. But a string of costly duds and you were soon feeling the pinch. ..."