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hot cake

noun
1.
a pancake or griddlecake.
Idioms
2.
sell / go like hot cakes, to be disposed of very quickly and effortlessly, especially in quantity:
His record sold like hot cakes on the first day after its release.
Origin
1675-1685
1675-85, Americanism
Regional variation note
1. See pancake.
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sell like hot cakes

verb phrase

To enjoy very brisk sales: The General's book sold like hot cakes (1839+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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