gangbusters
also gangbuster adjective Date: 1971 outstandingly excellent or successful <
a gangbusters ballplayer
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gangbusters adverb

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  • gangbusters — to come on like gangbusters (c.1940) is from U.S. radio crimefighting drama Gangbusters (1937 57) which opened with a cacophony of sirens, screams, shots, and jarring music …   Etymology dictionary

  • gangbusters — ☆ gangbusters [gaŋ′bus΄tərz ] pl.n. Slang police or officials engaged in combating criminal gangs: now chiefly in like gangbusters, very forcefully, energetically, or effectively * * * …   Universalium

  • gangbusters — ☆ gangbusters [gaŋ′bus΄tərz ] pl.n. Slang police or officials engaged in combating criminal gangs: now chiefly in like gangbusters, very forcefully, energetically, or effectively …   English World dictionary

  • gangbusters — n pl, adj American (something) superlative, excellent, impressive. A schoolchildren s word which is a shortening of the jocular adult phrase like gangbusters , mean ing very strongly, energetically or dynamically. The terms originate in the… …   Contemporary slang

  • gangbusters — [“gsenbasta^z] n. a wild, busy, and successful event. (See also like gangbusters.) □ Our party was truly gangbusters, for sure. □ The explosion and fire two streets over was really gangbusters for a while …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • gangbusters — gang|bust|ers [ˈgæŋˌbʌstəz US ərz] n like gangbusters AmE informal very eagerly and with a lot of energy, or very quickly ▪ They were going like gangbusters, then all of a sudden everything went wrong …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gangbusters — noun come on like gangbusters AmE informal to begin to do something very eagerly and with a lot of energy: You can t come on like gangbusters with women be more subtle! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gangbusters — adjective (or adverb) : doing very well : popular : hot in some parts of the country singles are still gangbusters but in this city they re dead Perry Ury if your company is public and is going gangbusters Esquire …   Useful english dictionary

  • gangbusters — adjective very successful or profitable …   Wiktionary

  • gangbusters — n. extremely successful condition; outstandingly successful situation adj. excellent in an outstanding manner, extemely successful; enthusiastic, intensely interestedn. (Slang) police officer in charge of breaking up organized criminal gangs …   English contemporary dictionary

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